Yakutsk's new coronavirus measure is sure to disappoint: alcohol sales are now prohibited due to the disease.
Starting on March 31, citizens of this Siberian city are forbidden from buying or selling alcoholic beverages, per a new municipal order. The hope of the law is that it will slow the spread of coronavirus, although, one could argue, people need a drink now more than ever.
Russia's coronavirus response has had some fits and starts, but seems to be moving apace. Even Putin is contributing, in his own way.
The Little Water of Life
The Kremlin and the Bottle
Big River of Siberia
Things to Avoid After Drinking Vodka
Vodka vs. Coronavirus
Statistics Highlight Vodka Hotspots
12 Myths/Truths About Russians and Vodka
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
PO Box 567
Montpelier VT 05601-0567