History Main / VodkaDrunkenski

18th Feb '18 11:14:50 AM nombretomado
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* A [[https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/06/robbie-williams-right-russians-party news article]] on the controversy over RobbieWilliams' "Party Like a Russian" (see Music section above) cited that Russians are "ridiculously good partiers" who "[[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia have lived under]] [[RedOctober unpredictable]] [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn governments for]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia generations]]" and that "they party like there's no tomorrow because [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying there may very well not be one]]."

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* A [[https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/06/robbie-williams-right-russians-party news article]] on the controversy over RobbieWilliams' "Party Like a Russian" (see Music section above) cited that Russians are "ridiculously good partiers" who "[[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia have lived under]] [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober unpredictable]] [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn governments for]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia generations]]" and that "they party like there's no tomorrow because [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying there may very well not be one]]."
18th Feb '18 6:26:02 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Downplayed with the Russian BadassPreacher Father Dimitri in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', who throws down a lot of vodka, but is never impaired by it and by and large seems to have the habit under control.
30th Jan '18 5:00:04 PM nombretomado
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* The Poles are also affected by this, [[MisplacedNationalism they always argue fiercely with the Russians over who's invented the Vodka/Wodka]], which usually ends in both of them drinking together until they both pass out (which requires an awful lot).

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* The Poles are also affected by this, [[MisplacedNationalism [[UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism they always argue fiercely with the Russians over who's invented the Vodka/Wodka]], which usually ends in both of them drinking together until they both pass out (which requires an awful lot).
22nd Jan '18 12:18:25 AM jamespolk
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* In the 1935 version of ''Film/{{Anna Karenina|1935}}'', Vronsky and his buddies engage in a drinking game in which each soldier has to take three shots and then crawl under the table from one end to another. And then again, and again, and again. After he wins by virtue of being the last person not passed out on the floor, Vronsky staggers over to his buddy Stiva and says "Now we can settle down and do some drinking."
21st Jan '18 2:18:21 PM Malady
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-->"Have you ever met Russians before?"
-->"No..."
-->"Trust me, we will need the vodka."

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-->"Have you ever met Russians before?"
-->"No..."
-->"Trust
before?"\\
"No..."\\
"Trust
me, we will need the vodka."



* In one ''Series/MamasFamily'' episode, the family briefly hosts a Russian exchangee, Olga. While playing the board game version of {{Pyramid}}, Mama is describing items to take to the beach to Olga. This is Olga's reply to the clue for suntan lotion:
--> ''Olga'': Vodka.
--> ''Mama'': VODKA?! Who the hell takes vodka to the beach?!
--> ''Olga'': EVERYBODY!

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* In one ''Series/MamasFamily'' episode, the family briefly hosts a Russian exchangee, Olga. While playing the board game version of {{Pyramid}}, Series/{{Pyramid}}, Mama is describing items to take to the beach to Olga. This is Olga's reply to the clue for suntan lotion:
--> ''Olga'': Vodka.
-->
Vodka.\\
''Mama'': VODKA?! Who the hell takes vodka to the beach?!
-->
beach?!\\
''Olga'': EVERYBODY!



--> '''Scotty''': When are you going to get off that milk diet, lad?
--> '''Chekov''': This is vodka!
--> '''Scotty''': Where I come from, that's soda pop. Now this is a drink for a man.
--> '''Chekov''': ''Scotch?!''
--> '''Scotty''': Aye.
--> '''Chekov''': It was inwented by a little old lady from [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Leningrad]].

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--> '''Scotty''': When are you going to get off that milk diet, lad?
-->
lad?\\
'''Chekov''': This is vodka!
-->
vodka!\\
'''Scotty''': Where I come from, that's soda pop. Now this is a drink for a man.
-->
man.\\
'''Chekov''': ''Scotch?!''
-->
''Scotch?!''\\
'''Scotty''': Aye.
-->
Aye.\\
'''Chekov''': It was inwented by a little old lady from [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Leningrad]].
3rd Jan '18 11:11:30 AM lilithmercy
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** Funnily enough, the same guy wold win Olympic gold 4 years later, presumably after being read the riot act by his sponsors.

24th Nov '17 10:53:30 AM nombretomado
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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both major powers were looking for good TruthSerums to extract information from the enemy. The {{CIA}} looked into all kinds of mind-altering substances (including LSD) as part of [[GovernmentConspiracy Project MKULTRA]], and were embarrassed by the {{FBI}} when all these exotic chemicals failed but the Bureau got actionable intelligence on a mob heist by lacing a captured mafioso's cigarettes with THC. The {{KGB}}, on the other hand, decided to just use vodka: agents trying to extract intel would get into a {{drinking contest}} with the other guy, and since the Russian (by this trope) would have much higher tolerance, the the other guy would probably start [[InVinoVeritas leaking secrets]] long before the agent.

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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both major powers were looking for good TruthSerums to extract information from the enemy. The {{CIA}} looked into all kinds of mind-altering substances (including LSD) as part of [[GovernmentConspiracy Project MKULTRA]], and were embarrassed by the {{FBI}} UsefulNotes/{{FBI}} when all these exotic chemicals failed but the Bureau got actionable intelligence on a mob heist by lacing a captured mafioso's cigarettes with THC. The {{KGB}}, on the other hand, decided to just use vodka: agents trying to extract intel would get into a {{drinking contest}} with the other guy, and since the Russian (by this trope) would have much higher tolerance, the the other guy would probably start [[InVinoVeritas leaking secrets]] long before the agent.
22nd Nov '17 8:57:28 AM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12650047/13/Strandpiel Strandpiel]]'', we meet the Ankh-Morpork Air Police. The commander and deputy commander of the air police are Discworld [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Russians]]. Lieutenant Olga Romanoff decrees the wings of a new pilot who has just gone solo for the first time should be wetted, according to time-honoured tradition. In vodka. Olga is also celebrating a more personal happy event and reasoning that being pregnant should not affect her ability to have a drink. And that her unborn child had better get a head for it early. A riotous party ensues and the new pilot becomes happily drunk.
19th Oct '17 1:35:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Actually, it's a matter of logistics. Having an universal liquid which can do many things is a source of happiness for guys in the logistics sector, not unlike the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks Americans]] who fueled their every single war machine with only one fuel, JP-8.
19th Oct '17 3:12:59 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/WorldsDumbest'', more than half the clips from Russia involve alcohol. This always gets Frank Stallone going about how much he hates Russia.
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