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Russian Siberians of the 18th Century and Alcoholism

... own observations. We should bear in mind, though, that these observations were not completely impartial — the members of the expedition were not determined teetotalers. The academic detachment always had a good stock of liquor — vodka and European wines, especially Rhine wine. Another important comment is that the travelers were very different characters, and their views on liquor and drinking were not the same, which is probably explained by the differences in their origin, status, social and ...

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

... sacrifice. After this ritual, they go back to their yurts and help themselves to the first kumis. Women, however, must not have it on that day; they are only allowed to drink kumis the day after. <…> And on the third day, they begin to distill wine from kumis.” Müller observed similar practices with the Buryats, who sacrificed milk vodka, apart from kumis. “The Bratsk Buryats sacrifice cattle to devils and the dead and call this ritual Kirik . In spring, similarly to the Yakuts, they ...

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

... sacrifice. After this ritual, they go back to their yurts and help themselves to the first kumis. Women, however, must not have it on that day; they are only allowed to drink kumis the day after. <…> And on the third day, they begin to distill wine from kumis.” Müller observed similar practices with the Buryats, who sacrificed milk vodka, apart from kumis. “The Bratsk Buryats sacrifice cattle to devils and the dead and call this ritual Kirik . In spring, similarly to the Yakuts, they ...

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

... feature of their national character. A vivid illustration of this psychological dilemma is the experience of the academic detachment of the Second Kamchatka expedition. Overseas scholars who were members of this expedition did not abstain from vodka or wine, but their “cultured drinking” was a far cry from the heavy drinking of Russian Siberians — or are we, once again, under the influence of a stereotype? Georg Wilhelm Steller, one of the foreign members of the expedition, was a man on a large ...

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