The craziest news Since Katy Perry's Josh Grobin Tattoo Fuss

Hello World. It has come to the attention of Planet Earth that Russia is pushing laws that are banning strong alcoholic drinks in airports and duty free shops. In other words the Russian borders are going sober.

I understand people are concerned about alcoholism. But why do they have to take away the most important places in the world to drink. Airports are one of the most needed places to drink, unless you're a pilot. And duty free shops = vacation and tourism. Also, the best times to drink. Not to mention that it is very difficult to link alcoholism to airport beverages. I say this ban is lame.
(Ok, I think you can still drink on a plane, but the anticipation comes before the flight. That's when you needed to be ossified (slang definition of ossified).).

Russia is the exquisite world capital of Vodka (sorry Finlandia), and in addition this is an issue of freedom of choice.

In case you're wondering how much of what I'm writing is legit: the answer is none.


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  1. I don't think this will stick. Russia is more or less the most alcoholic country in the world--alcoholism rates through the roof, insane amounts of drinking at all times of the day, etc. Vodka is considered a folk remedy (source: one of my many Russian culture textbooks). If it does stick, it'll be a miracle.

    Oh, and freedom of choice + Russia = lolol

  2. well, there's still poland (polish duty free= alcoholic heaven)
    zubrowka rules <3

  3. mmorbo..respect for Poland.

    Adam..I try to be universal when it comes to thinking about Freedom of choice on these issues, but you do raise a point.

    If Russians get full freedom of choice with drinking they will drain the globe. Already, the president has stated that he is shocked at how many bottles of vodka are being downed in Russia. But hey, it happens.

  4. Poland = awesome. (I may just be saying that b/c I'm part Polish but w/e)

    I think freedom of choice is incredibly important... but it doesn't really come into play in Russia. drink your vodka or go to the gulag. trufax

  5. I think it's a strange ban; however, I don't honestly think it's a big deal. How long is a person in the airport before a flight? An hour or two or something like that. I think that it's possible for people to wait that long to drink. But any way, I think this is just a way to keep fewer people from taking Alcohol across the border.

  6. But across the border is the best place to take it.........


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