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Offline thedarkone

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Prohibition in Imperial Russia
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:08:00 PM »
Hey, can anyone give me a little more information about prohibition in Imperial Russia? I've read it was widely supported, but that it was just for public places? I'm a little unclear, because I've read accounts, memoirs, anecdotes that still involved booze after the time it was imposed. Any extra info or reading materials I could use would be greatly appreciated.

Offline duke felix

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Re: Prohibition in Imperial Russia
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 07:27:47 AM »
I believe it only applied during the years of WW1, and it wasn't a blanket ban. Vodka was made illegal as it was viewed to impact the productivity of workers and soldiers whereas the champagne drunk by the aristocracy remained legal.