Created By: Some Guy on August 17, 2009
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Vodka Drunkenski

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Russia. Supposedly, it's the coldest place on the planet, and really depressing, The obvious solution to this problem? Booze. Copious amounts of booze. So much, in fact, that there's a good chance a Russian character on television will be an alcoholic- or at least will look for the slightest excuse to find somebody to go get drunk with.

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  • True to the ongoing theme in Punch-Out!! of boxers based on absurd stereotypes, Russian combatant Vodka Drunkenski Soda Popinski followed this trope to the letter. When not boxing, he spent his time between rounds suckling a beer soda bottle and muttering puns about how since he can't drive, he'll walk all over [Little Mac].
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • August 1, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The Russian bear is often drinking something topical in political cartoons.
  • August 1, 2009
    vp21ct
    Somewhat averted in Star Trek as I don't really remember Chekov drinking that much. But than again, they already had a scotsman.
  • August 1, 2009
    …ireannach
    Granin from Metal Gear Solid 3. Although, arguably, he had a pretty good reason for getting drunk.
  • August 2, 2009
    endlessnostalgia
    Isn't the name spelled "Vodka Drunkenski"?
  • August 2, 2009
    Arivne
  • August 2, 2009
    wanderlustwarrior
  • August 2, 2009
    Silent Animal
    Somewhat Truth In Television: alcoholism is a rather large problem in Russia and is a major contributor to high suicide rates and lowered average lifespan.
  • August 2, 2009
    Fanra
    In the novels featuring the Russian Investigator Arkady Renko, Gorky Park, Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay, Wolves Eat Dogs and Stalin's Ghost, Russia is pretty much shown as a place where everyone drinks and smokes. Constantly.
  • August 12, 2009
    Some Guy
    Fixed the spelling errors. Also, bump.
  • August 17, 2009
    Taeraresh
    Colonel Filitov from Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels fits. He's seen drinking almost every time he appears in one of the books, and mentions that "he wouldn't have gotten sick if he'd had a little more antifreeze."
  • August 17, 2009
    Known Unknown
  • August 17, 2009
    Chabal 2
    When The Boys go to Russia, they stay with a Russian ex-superhero who drinks some unholy abomination made liquid that no one (but Hughie) drinks- they just toss it back over their shoulders. We later learn it's not vodka, it's made with, among others, tank brake fluid. And Hughie grows to like the stuff.
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