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16th May '17 4:32:47 PM Scorntex
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* Played to the hilt in the final level of ''[[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Humans! 2]]'', where Crypto has to sabotage a Soviet / alien alliance, but every argument he has falls flat, until he gets desperate and yells the last thing he can think of: "They're takin' away your vodka!" The assembled cosmonauts are horrified and outraged, immediately turning on their alien allies en masse.
16th May '17 9:52:02 AM nombretomado
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Somewhat TruthInTelevision; alcoholism is a rather large problem in Russia and is a major contributor to high suicide rates and lowered average male lifespan.[[note]]Things were ''so bad'' at quite a recent point that it was the lowest of any industrialized nation, though there's a lot more to that than booze.[[/note]] Vodka sales were also a prime source of revenue for the Russian government for much of its history, going as far back as the dawn of TsaristRussia -- arguably, the first ruler to use alcohol tax as a major source of revenue was UsefulNotes/IvanTheTerrible. Many bottles of cheap vodka in Russia came with a paper pull tab rather than a screw-top because, like its owner, it's going to be drunk in one sitting. In fact, ''aftershave'' is reported to be marketed in recycled vodka flasks so people don't look cheap while drinking it.

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Somewhat TruthInTelevision; alcoholism is a rather large problem in Russia and is a major contributor to high suicide rates and lowered average male lifespan.[[note]]Things were ''so bad'' at quite a recent point that it was the lowest of any industrialized nation, though there's a lot more to that than booze.[[/note]] Vodka sales were also a prime source of revenue for the Russian government for much of its history, going as far back as the dawn of TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia -- arguably, the first ruler to use alcohol tax as a major source of revenue was UsefulNotes/IvanTheTerrible. Many bottles of cheap vodka in Russia came with a paper pull tab rather than a screw-top because, like its owner, it's going to be drunk in one sitting. In fact, ''aftershave'' is reported to be marketed in recycled vodka flasks so people don't look cheap while drinking it.



* 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 "[[TsaristRussia have lived under]] [[RedOctober unpredictable]] [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn governments for]] [[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 "[[TsaristRussia "[[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia have lived under]] [[RedOctober unpredictable]] [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn governments for]] [[TheNewRussia generations]]" and that "they party like there’s no tomorrow because [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying there may very well not be one]]."
30th Apr '17 11:33:33 PM thesunisup
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* In ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', Viktor gets trashed often, though he prefers beer instead of vodka.
7th Apr '17 6:15:16 AM DeepRed
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Nowadays, though, it is slowly going on its way towards DiscreditedTrope -- not that [[TwoDecadesBehind anyone in the Fictionland has taken the notice]], though. Ever since TurnOfTheMillennium alcohol consumption in Russia is on a steady decline, so much that by some measures Russians now drink less than Brits! This is largely due to the country slowly finding its feet again after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, and the people discovering new things to do with their lives instead of [[DrowningMySorrows drinking it away]], and TheGovernment's easing up on the alcohol tax -- since 2000 much of the state revenue came from the oil money, not booze, and in TheNewTens other industries have increasingly started to become profitable as well, for wich the healthy and sober populace [[CaptainObvious is generally a good thing]].

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Nowadays, though, it is slowly going on its way towards DiscreditedTrope -- not that [[TwoDecadesBehind anyone in the Fictionland has taken the notice]], though. Ever since TurnOfTheMillennium alcohol consumption in Russia is on a steady decline, so much that by some measures Russians now drink less than Brits! This is largely due to the country slowly finding its feet again after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, and the people discovering new things to do with their lives instead of [[DrowningMySorrows drinking it away]], and TheGovernment's easing up on the alcohol tax -- since 2000 much of the state revenue came from the oil money, not booze, and in TheNewTens other industries have increasingly started to become profitable as well, for wich which the healthy and sober populace [[CaptainObvious is generally a good thing]].
10th Mar '17 8:35:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Franchise/LoveLive'' fanfic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/6594247 Flowers Dressed In Vodka]]'', the half-Russian and half-Japanese Eli suffers from [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]]. Eli is [[DomesticAbuse abusive towards her girlfriend]] Hanayo while drunk. Both Hanayo and Eli realize that Eli needs to do something about her illness however Eli prefers to shove it under the rug and keep it a secret. This comes to a head when [[spoiler:Eli beats Hanayo so badly due to [[MistakenForCheating mistaking her for cheating]] that the police are called in, she's arrested, Hanayo is put in the hospital for a concussion, and their friends learn of their issues]]. Afterwards Hanayo tells Eli that she [[spoiler:either needs to go to rehab or she'll press charges], and the two [[spoiler:take a break from their relationship]].

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* In the ''Franchise/LoveLive'' fanfic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/6594247 Flowers Dressed In Vodka]]'', the half-Russian and half-Japanese Eli suffers from [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]]. Eli is [[DomesticAbuse abusive towards her girlfriend]] Hanayo while drunk. Both Hanayo and Eli realize that Eli needs to do something about her illness however Eli prefers to shove it under the rug and keep it a secret. This comes to a head when [[spoiler:Eli beats Hanayo so badly due to [[MistakenForCheating mistaking her for cheating]] that the police are called in, she's arrested, Hanayo is put in the hospital for a concussion, and their friends learn of their issues]]. Afterwards Hanayo tells Eli that she [[spoiler:either needs to go to rehab or she'll press charges], charges]], and the two [[spoiler:take a break from their relationship]].
10th Mar '17 8:34:59 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Franchise/LoveLive'' fanfic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/6594247 Flowers Dressed In Vodka]]'', the half-Russian and half-Japanese Eli suffers from [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]]. Eli is [[DomesticAbuse abusive towards her girlfriend]] Hanayo while drunk. Both Hanayo and Eli realize that Eli needs to do something about her illness however Eli prefers to shove it under the rug and keep it a secret. This comes to a head when [[spoiler:Eli beats Hanayo so badly due to [[MistakenForCheating mistaking her for cheating]] that the police are called in, she's arrested, Hanayo is put in the hospital for a concussion, and their friends learn of their issues]]. Afterwards Hanayo tells Eli that she [[spoiler:either needs to go to rehab or she'll press charges], and the two [[spoiler:take a break from their relationship]].
3rd Mar '17 8:21:50 AM runfromcheney
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* Russian-American musician Music/ReginaSpektor depicts herself chugging an unnamed alcoholic beverage while wearing a colonel's hat on the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Soviet_Kitsch_by_Regina_Spektor.jpg cover of her 2004 album ''Soviet Kitsch'']]. Some promotional images for the album show her in a similar pose.
11th Feb '17 10:44:35 AM maelleofthepumpkins
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Manga/Classi9'' with Tchaikovsky. He can sure drink a lot, and is as eager to get others drunk if his drinking contests with the others are anything to go by, but vodka has little to no effect on him and therefore, he was never seen drunk.
10th Feb '17 6:08:57 PM staticat09
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The [[HuskyRusskie Massive Russian Heavy Weapons Guy]]? Nothing passes his lips but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Sand]][[SatiatingSandwich viches.]] The team alcoholic? [[ViolentGlaswegian The Scottish Demoman]]. It must be said, though, that the Scots are one of very, very few cultures who might conceivably hold their own in a drinking game with the Russians.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The [[HuskyRusskie Massive Russian Heavy Weapons Guy]]? Nothing passes his lips but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Sand]][[SatiatingSandwich viches.]] The team alcoholic? [[ViolentGlaswegian The Scottish Demoman]]. It must be said, though, that the Scots are one of very, very few cultures who might conceivably hold their own in a drinking game with the Russians.[note] The Heavy prefers peach Bellinis, but says that "the bubbles give me a headache". [/note]
30th Jan '17 3:27:42 AM DeepRed
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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 "have lived under unpredictable governments for 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 "have "[[TsaristRussia have lived under unpredictable under]] [[RedOctober unpredictable]] [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn governments for generations" for]] [[TheNewRussia generations]]" and that "they party like there’s no tomorrow because [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying there may very well not be one]]."
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