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.
- 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].