Let’s start this ‘Assorted Russia’ article with photos of very unusual dolls, made by an innocent looking lady Elena. Check out!
Would you buy one?
Here’re some facts about Russian vodka for those interested. So, it consists of alcohol and water (the amount of alcohol is 40%, as you know). One liter of vodka has a weight of 953 grams.
100 grams of vodka contains 235 kilocalories.
The first bar opened in Moscow in 1533.
In 1775, vodka was considered the drink of the elite. Up to 1855, it was sold only in buckets.
Vodka standards were established in 1894-1896. Proprietary bottled vodka (‘Moskovskaya Osobaya’) was patented in 1894.
State monopoly on vodka was introduced on and off.
The better vodka is distilled, the more toxic it is.
50 grams of vodka make your brain work better in just 30 minutes. At the same time, it makes your reaction slower. Vodka does not warm up.
A squirrel symbolizes alcoholic mania in Russia. So, this one says, ‘Here I am!’
In St. Petersburg there is a museum of vodka. Its shelf life is 12 months. Russian vodka is one of the best in the world!
The humanity keeps searching for an elixir of life but some seem to have found one already. Meet Sofia Rotaru, a famous Russian singer, and those Russian leaders she has seen and remembers.
Still looking young and beautiful, who’s next to rule the country?
What may happen to a husband who comes home by morning?
Through the closed (!) window his belongings may be thrown out! That’s the passion!
Would you like to find yourself in a room where everything is chocolate? If you do, then you should have gone to Kaliningrad because there they made one to celebrate the 5th anniversary of its shopping center!
It took them 420 kilograms of chocolate and one week of work to make this room! There are 54 items in the room. The most difficult part, according to one of the sculptors, was to make chocolate keep its shape when it was 22-24 degrees Celsius above zero and chocolate melted.
After some time, the room was cut into pieces which were given to visitors of the shopping center.
And to end our today’s issue of ‘Assorted Russia’ we’d like with a photo of this man, who borrowed 3.3 thousand dollars from his boss, who later fired him. This is the way the guy decided to give the money back – in coins!