Лыко не вяжет пиво

To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the лыко не вяжет пиво editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory's address and telephone number. Letters to the editor should be sent by fax to (7-495) 232-6529, by e-mail to, or by post. The Moscow Times reserves the right to edit letters. Email the Opinion Page Editor Напиться до поросячьего визга (sl. to drink so much that you squeal like a pig Tis the season to be jolly! In Russia, it is difficult to talk about the holiday season without talking about гулянка (gathering to drink alcohol) or its more acute version пьянка (drinking bout). But in Russia, drinking with your buddies or relatives is much more than a holiday thing; it is a national tradition and institution that has much deeper meaning than in other countries. Russians have always treated the русская пьянка with humor, and it is the source of hundreds of jokes. Another way that drinking is.

According to the Chronicles, one of the reasons that St. Vladimir, who baptized Kievan Rus in the late 980s, accepted Christianity was that it did not prohibit the use of alcohol in contrast to Islam, which was also being considered for the official state religion. The Chronicles quot; Vladimir as having said, Веселие на Руси есть пити (Happiness in Rus means drinking which remains as a popular saying to this day. (Even under the teetotal Putin, the link between national leaders and alcohol continues: The vodka loosely named after him, Putinka, has become the top-selling brand.) More important, the large role that drinking plays in the Russian сознание (perception, consciousness) is directly reflected in the language. There are more Russian slang expressions regarding пьянка than perhaps any other subject. Every Russian muzhik seems to have his own set of favorite expressions for drinking and, whats more, drinking slang in the regions is often different from that spoken in Moscow лыко не вяжет пиво or.


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