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Date: 11/13/13 12:01 PM

14 Responses to Russia: Alcohol Vs Soft Drinks [Pic]

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    12chars Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    Link: Russia: Alcohol Vs Soft Drinks - Russia considers alcohol poisoning a form of weakness.
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    uunxx Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    Totally not true.
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    12chars Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    uunxx Totally TRUE.

    Why would you call something a lie if you yourself don`t know the facts?
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    timbrebander Male 30-39
    50 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Damn. Some of these "facts" are as dubious as when the western world tried to describe Asia in an academic sense. And yes I know that it`s not to far off to classify Russia as a part of the Asian continent. I am talking about the USSR here. Although it no longer has the control it once had, there are still going to be folks ho pine for the days of socialistic simplicity no matter how flawed it is. poo, our own president is trying to do it right now.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    @uunxx: Don`t simply say stuff if you don`t know.


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    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    @12chars I should have been more elaborate. I`m not Russian but I`ve spent in Russia enormous amount of time. It`s true that beer in Russia was not treated by law as alcoholic drink, but neither it was soft drink. There were several limitations on sales and advertisement of beer (just as everywhere else). With the mentioned law it became treated the same way as stronger drinks and this way Russian law on beer became one of strictest in Europe. So while it`s partially true, it`s not as much as you think and the sensationalist tone here doesn`t show reality at all. The reality is Russians drink a lot but the law was nothing exceptional.
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    12chars Male 18-29
    906 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    uunxx so I should have known that by "totally" you meant partially and by "untrue" you meant true. Easy mix up. F*ck me for not understanding, right?
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    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    @12chars I thought it`s standard lingo on the internets. Anyway I admited on being not precise enough.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    @ uunxx - it took 15 seconds of google to find out if this was true. IT IS
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Russians are without question the stupidest white people on the planet.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36194 posts
    November 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    OldOllie - "Second" stupidest. Americans are stupderest :)
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 2:54 am
    Oh, please, please, please say that to a Russian`s face Ollie.

    I double dare your ignorant, bigoted, brain-dead wrinkled old a.s.s!

    If you need directions to the closest Russian community let me know. I will GLADLY help.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 8:42 am
    @OldOllie - and yet many of them are more intelligent than you or I. You should maybe avoid doing things without question.
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    Mikeer Male 18-29
    48 posts
    November 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    This is a bit of sensationalism - beer was never treated as a soft drink. There were still restrictions on how much you can bring in over the border (up to 2L for beer), and they wouldn`t normally sell it to children under 16. But compared to wine and liquor the rules were a bit more relaxed i.e. you could sell it without a license, so it was available at all grocery stores - that is what the articles are about.

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