It seems that a bottle of wine or a bottle of vodka was a very common thing even hundred years ago in the regular Russian party…
I photoshopped this… as Russians have explained to me, vodka is not a part of Russian culture… it was forced, FORCED I say by Peter “The Drunkard” I.
Or else, maybe they really do like the tipple…
ROFL! Thank you Peter!
Yes, I propose a drink to Peter.
Vodka (written as ‘wódka’ and spelled as ‘voodka’) was made firstly in Poland and from there it went to other countries.
actually wodka means hot water in old russian. And it was made in Siberia because the harvest season is only a quarter of the year, the rest of the year the people have nothing to do so they invented something to fill up their times with. Of course antoher reason is that wodka makes you warm in the Siberian winter.
Fire water to Native Americans.
Because when you drink it, you feel like you’re swallowing fire.
Not if it’s the good stuff.
sorry but u forgot argentinian wines….that r one of the best too….for not say is the best hehee
that dark stuff in the first pictures is also vodka?
That was wine
Vodka will be…
Always the greatest beverage to quell your sufferings…
Vodka,swine,women and bees can`t be turned! ! ! ! ! ! ! !.
they sure seem to be, and not a drop of russian blood in me. perhaps im russian by osmosis. i love these old photos posts, its why i come around. the anti spam word today was ‘vokda’- HAH! irony
A great collection of photos. Enjoy life.
Yes but in Russia “enjoying life” means drinking yourself to death by age 40.
All things in moderation.
every nation has its own thing, in other country enjoy life means smoke crack till your dead at 25.
The Russian problem with alcohol is nothing like the crack problem in “other countries”. You shouldn’t ignore a public health problem by passing it off as matter of national character
What are you? A Russian doctor? Americans drink just as much as Russians, only Russians really can’t stand going to doctors and such – and when they do its usually too late.
Amazing pictures. Things really were alot different back then. Like what’s with the mustache thing?
They seem happy and proud, even the ones who don’t seem to have a lot of luxuries.
They drink vodka out of a samovar? what a country!!
totally photoshop there’s chinese writing on the wall in pic 7.
Maybe not. The guy with the fixed bayonet is probably thinking, “my fearless leader couldn’t read a map, we got lost and wandered across the border into China, and now we’ve started a small “border war.”
…and the guy on the right is thinking “Tea and vodka go well together”
I love the pic at the top with all the balalaikas.
Balalaikas are triangular stringed instruments. They rule.
I love the big contrabass balalaika.
ya igrayu na balalayke eto samiy luchshiy instrument
ya igrayu na balalayke eto samiy luchshiy instrument?
Nyet pa russky!
Thanks for posting those old photos. I really enjoyed them! Everyone looked like they were having a good time with family and friends.
The best thing about vodka. . . it gets you reallllly drunk!!
(That guy with the missing teeth in photo 18 is my uncle Fyodor, hell of a harmonica player.)
Anti-spam word : “VODKA” whoooo-hoooo!!! YES, a sign from God, I’m gonna get wasted tonight!!
I propose a drink to your uncle Fyodor!
lmao, magen david on the first photo.
Somebody.. Is there any way to determine where picture number 4 came from? Like more info about what batalion or whatever it is??? If there is someone who can help with that, please reply. greatly appreciated.
Hehe, in pic #4 some of the caps really look like having been photoshopped there
And what did the left-most fellow do with his flap (I wonder whether that is English..), was he giving it a good head bang in a drunken rage or something?
I particularly liked photo 12… 5 women, and 4 bottles. Sounds like a recipe for a party!
Cool pix thnx 4 sharing
The third guy from the left in this picture must be a relative visiting from Alabama.
The “mustache thing” to which you refer was a symbol of pride in their open homosexuality as they were the Gay Blades division of the Kyber Rifles Brigade.When they were not brutally raping their enemies to death they played balalaika rock band musik which like being in a modern rock band was proof of their gay pride. Now the samovar was not in that century called by them a samovar but instead was called a “bong”and was used for smoking “horse apple hashish” which came from the back of the horse. This would always be followed by much vodka and more gay Freddy Mercury mustache music.Then they would hope for another battle soon because they had already raped to death all the prisoners and were already starting to look at one another in a strange way as you can see in some of the photos. Probly to some of you these were “the good old days”.
vodka infiltrated the russians long time ago, its not a surprise but a fact.
i think the man on photo # 16 is an vor v zakonye (thief in law), he’s got a tattoo on his hand, in that time tattoo’s were a prison thing.
The lady in photo 15 is a hotsy-totsy Soviet mama. Look at those stockings, that cigarette, that blouse! She wants it bad. Sadly, it will be the toothless guy who gives it to her.
I love this pics… but not more than vodka
wodka is actually Polish not russian, an old document was found that predated everything else from russia, also russia is a nation of alcoholics, over 3000 ppl per month DIE thru boozing
WHAT AND AMAZING HISTORY IN MY LIFE I HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE ITS MY FIRST TIME. WAY TO GO!
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