All articles tagged "alcohol"

Crash prompts Russia to toughen penalties for drunken pilots Crash prompts Russia to toughen penalties for drunken pilots

13 Mar, 02:06 PM 17 comments

Russia’s Transport Ministry is drafting a law to toughen penalties for aircraft pilots caught flying under the influence of alcohol

Tags: accidents, planes, alcohol

Crisis forces Russians to spend more on alcohol - poll Crisis forces Russians to spend more on alcohol - poll

23 Mar, 12:20 PM 32 comments

Financial crisis is driving Russians to spend a larger share of their earnings on alcohol. According to a recent poll, up to 15 percent of a Russian’s wage will go for drinks.

Tags: alcohol, weird, financial crisis

Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments Insane 'avenger' arsonist sets fire to 6 apartments

24 Mar, 01:28 PM 18 comments

The woman who set apartments of 'sinful people' on fire, killing three people, has been found mentally incompetent and put into an asylum.

Tags: crime, weird, religion, fires, alcohol

Baby dies after breastfeeding on drunk mother’s milk Baby dies after breastfeeding on drunk mother’s milk

17 Apr, 11:26 PM 44 comments

The Russian Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death of a four-month-old baby that allegedly died after being poisoned by the alcohol-loaded milk of his drunk mother.

Tags: alcohol, children, women, crime, weird

Ukraine seeks ban on Russian TV channel for vodka ads Ukraine seeks ban on Russian TV channel for vodka ads

17 Apr, 12:14 PM 25 comments

Ukraine threatened on Thursday to pull the plug on Russia's biggest TV station unless it agrees to stop transmitting ads for vodka during daytime programming. Under Ukrainian law, advertising alcohol on TV is only allowed in the evening after prime time, and then only as long as actual drunkness is not depicted.

Tags: alcohol, mass media, TV, Ukraine

Russian man survives drinking 8 bottles of vodka Russian man survives drinking 8 bottles of vodka

24 Apr, 05:34 PM 191 comments

A Russian man has miraculously survived drinking eight bottles of vodka. The percentage of alcohol in his blood was at least twice the lethal dose.

Tags: alcohol, weird, health

Moscow authorities to breathalyze all Eurovision show spectators Moscow authorities to breathalyze all Eurovision show spectators

4 May, 11:22 PM 5 comments

Everyone who comes to see the Eurovision song contest in Moscow will be tested for the level of alcohol in their blood, Moscow authorities have announced.

Tags: alcohol, Eurovision

Vodka distillery sues Italian manager for $10 Million Vodka distillery sues Italian manager for $10 Million

2 Jun, 12:43 PM 8 comments

Russian Standard Vodka sues its former Italian Director General, for sabotaging the brand

Tags: alcohol, Russian Standard

Russian kills friend with vodka after a drunken row Russian kills friend with vodka after a drunken row

5 Jun, 06:13 PM 17 comments

Police have arrested a man who killed his drinking buddy by splashing vodka all over him and then setting him on fire.

Tags: alcohol, crime, weird

Estonian service delivers cheap booze to Finland Estonian service delivers cheap booze to Finland

25 Jun, 04:57 PM 4 comments

An Estonian business has found a way to circumvent the Finnish state alcohol monopoly and provide customers on the other side of the Gulf of Finland with a good deal on nice things to drink.

Tags: monopolies, Estonia, Finland, alcohol

Study blames alcohol for half of early deaths in Russia Study blames alcohol for half of early deaths in Russia

26 Jun, 03:05 PM 16 comments

A recent international study of alcohol consumption shows that drinking has caused more than half of deaths among Russians aged 15 to 54 since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Tags: alcohol



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