Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Vodka museum

Russia has opened a vodka museum with over 50,000 bottles of the national drink on display.

The Moscow museum showcases many special versions of the drink, including some bottles produced over two centuries ago.

There is also a collector's edition made to commemorate those who died on the K-19 submarine and a hall dedicated to how Russians dealt with the difficult years of the USSR with hard drinking.

Boss Alexander Nikishin also offers visitors 10 different types of the national Russian drink to taste, and promises none of them are from illegal stills.

Every year hundreds of Russians die while drinking illegal distilled vodka sold on the black market.

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