PARTY: Russians to drink 1.5bn liters of alcohol over New Year holidays

The Russians know how to party..

If all the bottles of alcohol drunk by Russians during the upcoming 10-day holidays were put on the equator, they’d wrap the globe 17 times. Defying stereotypes, statistics say vodka is no longer the nation’s favorite strong alcohol drink.

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When Russians tasted imported alcohol, whisky leapfrogged vodka at the top of the sales ranking. What’s more, strong exotic alcohol has become the fastest growing segment of the market, as Russians tend to prefer whisky more and more.


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