Siberia ravaged by bootleg vodka

Russian vodka drinkers

In Russia, vodka should be cheaper than any of those liquids used as substitutes!

    Fourteen towns in the Irkutsk region of Siberia have declared a state of emergency, amid a dramatic upsurge in mass poisonings caused by fake vodka. Almost 900 people in the region are in hospital with liver failure, apparently after drinking industrial solvent. They say the most common substances are de-icers, anti-rust treatments and window-cleaning solutions.”

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