An observation from yesterday’s visit to the Alexeyevsky Rynok. Slolichnaya (Capital, but it can be construed as “throne”), Putinka, Federalnaya, and Kazenka (State) are among the most popular vodkas. I wonder if this is part of propaganda, or a reflection of the fact that vodka drinkers lean towards “Russian Great and Strong” set of values and attitudes.
These vodkas are about $10 for a 0.5 or 0.7L bottle. Speaking of prices, see my attempt to give a “slice of life” overview of daily costs in Moscow. I’ve promised to myself, humanity, and History to keep a record of our daily purchases for one whole month..