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Moonshine Going Up : Vodka Going Down

stillI am not sure what anyone expected in the government of Russia, but with Vodka sales dropping and tax revenues falling like crazy from the huge tax increase. Someone should have known that the bootleggers would have filled the spot and keep the alcohol flowing. One thing about Russians as with Americans, they love to drink and that is that…

Vodka sales have fallen by a third in volume and that is causing some issues with certain governmental agencies.  Before this stupid tax increase. The vodka ran pure, but now neighboring countries and Russian Babushkas in the wild villages, have created a huge black market that is supplying the needs, reminisce of the old Chicago in America, during the probation era…

Now this has always been a Babushka thing to do, but it has now been given the chance to flourish with a goodly number of middle men ready to deliver. Vodka is easy to make and like I have seen a hundred times in the villages, vodka is plentiful as are the potatoes to make it from..

So what use to be a simple supply and demand only in the villages, issue. Has become a thriving business and Moscow is the recipient of the goodies. This was another one of those Medvedev era dealings and if there is nothing else that I have learned in life, it is this:

People all over the world will find away to get what they want and if you try to make it illegal, they will make it themselves and party anyway…

Grandma (Babushka) has a “Still” in Russia and they make some fine grade hooch…

I just love Russia…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


  1. blackseabrew June 25, 2013

    I suppose you heard about all the ‘illegal’ black market stuff being purchased in the EU.

    What do the rulers expect with the ridiculous taxes in the EU?

  2. Kyle Keeton Post author | June 25, 2013

    “The financial crisis has fueled a huge expansion of organized crime in Europe with 3,600 criminal syndicates now active across the continent,”

    The Mafia has awoke and they always take up the slack when a government destroys the system and people have needs not met…

    Kinda like a Russian Babushka – I think they run the Mafia anyway… 🙂

  3. Charles+Cooper June 28, 2013

    “Kinda like a Russian Babushka-I think they run the Mafia”

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