In the midst of a tough economic situation, Russian President, Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to keep the Vodka prices as they are. Why this glorious move you ask? He feels that higher costs will the encourage the “consumption of illegal and possibly unsafe alcohol”.
The country is currently facing its worst economic crisis since 1998, when the country defaulted on its debt. “The overshoot of vodka prices leads only to increasing consumption of bootleg (spirits). I think the relevant structures (government bodies) should think of that,”a statement from Putin reads. We hear you Vladimir Putin!