R USSIAN V ODKA A DS A S N ATIONAL P RIDE “ R USSIAN S TANDARD ” AND “S TOLICHNAYA ”
R USSIAN V ODKA A DS A S N ATIONAL P RIDE “S TOLICHNAYA ”
R USSIAN V ODKA AS N ATIONAL P RIDE “S TOLICHNAYA ” VS.
R USSIAN V ODKA IN P OP C ULTURE Absolut Vodka– Andy Warhol “Robot and Vodka” from www.ronl.org blog website www.ronl.org
V ODKA IN R USSIAN L ITERATURE AND C ULTURE Joke : This is Armenian Radio; our listeners asked us: “What to do if vodka interferes with the job?” We’re answering: “Get off the job” Proverb: “The first strikes like a stake, the second dives like a falcon, and the rest flutter around like tiny birds” – Tatyana Tolstaya (talking about an old proverb describing drinking jiggers of vodka in her book Pushkin’s Children: Writings on Russia and Russians Passage: “I drank and poured again. And at that very instant I felt as though I’d fallen through something. Suddenly I felt as though I were on the bottom of an aquarium. Everything swayed, swam away, there were glittering patches of light. And then everything disappeared.” –Sergei Doylatov ( The Compromise) Quote: “Is the vodka?” Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up from its chair in indignation. “Excuse me majesty,” he squeaked, “do you think I would give vodka to a lady? That is pure spirit!”—Mikhail Bulgakov ( The Master and Margarita)
V ODKA IN R USSIAN L ITERATURE AND C ULTURE Books: And Quiet Flows the Vodka: or When Pushkin Comes to Shove: The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Russian Literature with the Devil’s Dictionary of Received Ideas by Alicia Chudo, and Gary Saul Morson. Edited by Andrew Sobesednikov History of Vodka by William Pokhlebkin Film : Sibirskiy Tsiyulnik directed by Nikita Mikhalkov