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Russian Siberians of the 18th Century and Alcoholism

... becomes clear why the scholars of the academic detachment took such an interest in the “alcoholic” sphere of Russian life. Their observations — no matter how subjective they may sometimes seem — are truly invaluable. Among the Russians inhabiting Siberia, the most popular alcoholic drinks were vodka and beer. Honey was much less popular (it cost three times more than beer, and was produced and sold mainly in the Urals and in West Siberia). Judging by the statistic data collected by Mueller, beer was treated skeptically in North and North-East ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Siberia , vodka , wine , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol
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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... wouldn’t introduce anything new.” Müller left a lot of notes about the quality of milk vodka and always came to the same conclusion that vodka from mare’s milk was worse than bread vodka but better than vodka made from cow’s milk. He noted that Siberian Tatars “also make vodka from skipped cow’s milk but it is worse and it gives you a headache”. Gmelin dwelt on the same subject, but his view on the strength of vodka made from cow’s milk was different from Müller’s. The Nerchinsk Tungus interviewed by Gmelin stated ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... wouldn’t introduce anything new.” Müller left a lot of notes about the quality of milk vodka and always came to the same conclusion that vodka from mare’s milk was worse than bread vodka but better than vodka made from cow’s milk. He noted that Siberian Tatars “also make vodka from skipped cow’s milk but it is worse and it gives you a headache”. Gmelin dwelt on the same subject, but his view on the strength of vodka made from cow’s milk was different from Müller’s. The Nerchinsk Tungus interviewed by Gmelin stated ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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Russian Siberians and Alcohol. Based on the Papers of the Second Kamchatka Expedition

... becomes clear why the scholars of the academic detachment took such an interest in the “alcoholic” sphere of Russian life. Their observations — no matter how subjective they may sometimes seem — are truly invaluable. Among the Russians inhabiting Siberia, the most popular alcoholic drinks were vodka and beer. Honey was much less popular (it cost three times more than beer, and was produced and sold mainly in the Urals and in West Siberia). Judging by the statistic data collected by Mueller, beer was treated skeptically in North and North-East ...

Modified: 30.12.2006
Siberia , Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol , vodka , wine , Irkutsk , Yakutsk , Kamchatka
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