Russia's soon-to-be controlled substance

June 1993
U.S. News & World Report;6/28/93, Vol. 114 Issue 25, p10
Focuses on William Pokhlebkin, a historian at Moscow's Institute of History, who contends in his recent book, `A History of Vodka,' that rulers who have controlled vodka production have controlled the destiny of Russia. President Boris Yeltsin's decision to bring back price controls on vodka in order to get tax revenue; Mikhail Gorbachev's antialcohol campaign.


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