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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation uses large quantities of alcohol to contain [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4680 SCP-4680]], formerly UsefulNotes/GrigoryRasputin, by allowing him to be constantly drunk. To be fair, his version of immortality doesn't allow severed bits to grow back, so he's less than thrilled with the [[https://waytorussia.net/news/2004-04/russian-sex-museum.html current location of his genitalia.]]

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation uses large quantities of alcohol to contain [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4680 SCP-4680]], formerly UsefulNotes/GrigoryRasputin, UsefulNotes/GrigoriRasputin, by allowing him to be constantly drunk. To be fair, his version of immortality doesn't allow severed bits to grow back, so he's less than thrilled with the [[https://waytorussia.net/news/2004-04/russian-sex-museum.html current location of his genitalia.]]


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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation uses large quantities of alcohol to contain [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4680 SCP-4680]], formerly UsefulNotes/GrigoryRasputin, by allowing him to be constantly drunk. To be fair, his version of immortality doesn't allow severed bits to grow back, so he's less than thrilled with the [[https://waytorussia.net/news/2004-04/russian-sex-museum.html current location of his genitalia.]]

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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,]]'' ''Fanfic/FlowersDrenchedInVodka'' 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]].



Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok,[[note]]A traditional Ukranian folk dance[[/note]] We'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, drinking Vodka all night long, Keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, You will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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Moscow, -->Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok,[[note]]A traditional Ukranian folk dance[[/note]] We'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!\\
Moscow,
hey!
-->Moscow,
Moscow, drinking Vodka all night long, Keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!\\
Moscow,
hey!
-->Moscow,
Moscow, come and have a drink and then, You will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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* Nearly every character in ''Series/{{Chernobyl}}'' drinks a lot of vodka. Probably justified, given what they were going through at the time. ''Anyone'' would [[INeedAFreakingDrink need a freaking drink]] after getting exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation in a desperate attempt to stop it from contaminating all of Europe, trying to get the Soviet bureaucracy to do something useful, or [[ShootTheDog shooting pets]] so that they wouldn't die of radiation poisoning or contaminate areas outside the exclusion zone.


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 which 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 which the healthy and sober populace [[CaptainObvious is generally a good thing]].
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* In ''[[Literature/VampireAcademy Blood Promise]]'', Rose visits Russia for [[spoiler:Dimitri]]'s funeral. Naturally, alcohol is being passed around...though not the grade she's used to.
-->"What ''is'' this?"\\
"Vodka."\\
"No, it isn't. I've had vodka before."\\
"Not Russian vodka."



--> Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, And good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok,[[note]]A traditional Ukranian folk dance[[/note]] We'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, drinking Vodka all night long, Keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, You will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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--> Moscow, -->Moscow, Moscow, throw your glasses at the wall, And good fortune to us all, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
--> Moscow, Moscow, join us for a casatchok,[[note]]A traditional Ukranian folk dance[[/note]] We'll go dancing round the clock, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, hey!
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hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, drinking Vodka all night long, Keeps you happy, makes you strong, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho, hey!
-->
hey!\\
Moscow, Moscow, come and have a drink and then, You will never leave again, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!


* There is an old Russian joke that the intermediate stage between socialism and communism is alcoholism.

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* There is an old [[RussianHumor Russian joke joke]] that the intermediate stage between socialism and communism is alcoholism.alcoholism.



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* During the ColdWar, Pepsi managed to convince the USSR to allow the sale of their sugary drink in the nation. However, the USSR's currency was effectively worthless on the global market. Instead, the deal was a straight exchange of Pepsi for an equal amount of Vodka.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNd1DLFlVrY "Vodka,"]] by the Finnish band Manga/{{Korpiklaani}} (here featuring the cast of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNd1DLFlVrY com/watch?v=e7kJRGPgvRQ "Vodka,"]] by the Finnish band Manga/{{Korpiklaani}} (here featuring the cast of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.Music/{{Korpiklaani}}.


* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Granin from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''. The game even takes place in the USSR, so it's not as though this was the one Russian character in the cast. ''[=MGS3=]'' fanfic tends to portray everyone at Groznyj Grad like this.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** Granin from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. The game even takes place in the USSR, so it's not as though this was the one Russian character in the cast. ''[=MGS3=]'' fanfic tends to portray everyone at Groznyj Grad like this.



* Nikolai Belinski from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'''s VideoGame/NaziZombies mode. Every quote he says basically refers to vodka and getting drunk in some way. In fact, he actually can't function without vodka, or a "vodka-based serum".
* 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]]

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* Nikolai Belinski from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'''s VideoGame/NaziZombies mode.VideoGame/CallOfDutyZombies. Every quote he says basically refers to vodka and getting drunk in some way. In fact, he actually can't function without vodka, or a "vodka-based serum".
* Averted in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. The [[HuskyRusskie Massive 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 [[note]]The Heavy prefers peach Bellinis, but says that "the bubbles give me a headache."[[/note]]



* While Zangief from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' goes for [[HuskyRusskie ANOTHER huge Russian stereotype]], those who look closely at his home stage in either ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' or ''Super SFII'' will immeidately notice that at least two people in the crowds are chugging down on bottles of what seems to be vodka.

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* While Zangief from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' goes for [[HuskyRusskie ANOTHER a different huge Russian stereotype]], those who look closely at his home stage in either ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' or ''Super SFII'' will immeidately immediately notice that at least two people in the crowds are chugging down on bottles of what seems to be vodka.


** Colonel Filitov from ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'' is 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." Much of that drinking is [[DrowningMySorrows to try to forget about his dead family]], whose deaths were part of what drove him to [[spoiler:become TheMole for the {{CIA}}.]]

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** Colonel Filitov from ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin'' is 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." Much of that drinking is [[DrowningMySorrows to try to forget about his dead family]], whose deaths were part of what drove him to [[spoiler:become TheMole for the {{CIA}}.UsefulNotes/{{CIA}}.]]



* 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 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.

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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, both major powers were looking for good TruthSerums to extract information from the enemy. The {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} looked into all kinds of mind-altering substances (including LSD) as part of [[GovernmentConspiracy Project MKULTRA]], and were embarrassed by the 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.


* 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.

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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 Lieutenant[[note]]Later, a Captain[[/note]] 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.


* 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 [[EverybodySmokes and smokes]]. Constantly. In fact, when Renko is [[LockedInAFreezer locked inside a storage freezer]] by a bad guy and almost freezes to death, everybody simply assumes he accidentally locked himself in there while trying to get high on gasoline fumes.

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* In the novels featuring the Russian Investigator Arkady Renko, Literature/ArkadyRenko, ''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 [[EverybodySmokes and smokes]]. Constantly. In fact, when Renko is [[LockedInAFreezer locked inside a storage freezer]] by a bad guy and almost freezes to death, everybody simply assumes he accidentally locked himself in there while trying to get high on gasoline fumes.fumes (he was actually trying to light an oily rag to set off the alarm system to get help).



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* In an episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'', a Ukrainian Parliamentarian named Vasily Konanov shows up at the White House, eager to meet the President. And by "shows up," we mean "crashes the front gate and demands to meet the President loudly in Ukrainian until someone takes him inside."

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