Living Water: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

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This is a study of the social, economic and political role of vodka in 19th century Russia. Since the Green Serpent first appeared in 16th century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in Russian life. Vodka became an essential ingredient of all working class celebrations - personal, religious and commercial. Trade in vodka redistributed wealth ... Read More

Living Water: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation 1990, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198222866

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