Vodka politics : alcohol, autocracy, and the secret history of the Russian state / Mark Lawrence Schrad
- Schrad, Mark Lawrence
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Vodka politics -- Cruel liquor: Ivan the Terrible and alcohol in the Muscovite court -- Peter the Great: modernization and intoxication -- Russia's empresses: power, conspiracy, and vodka -- Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka -- Why vodka? Russian statecraft and the origins of addiction -- Vodka and the origins of corruption in Russia -- Vodka domination, vodka resistance...Vodka emancipation? -- The pen, the sword, and the bottle -- Drunk at the front: alcohol and the imperial Russian army -- Nicholas the Drunk, Nicholas the Sober -- Did prohibition cause the Russian revolution? -- Vodka communism -- Industrialization, collectivization, alcoholization -- Vodka and dissent in the Soviet Union -- Gorbachev and the (vodka) politics of reform -- Did alcohol make the Soviets collapse? -- The bottle and Boris Yeltsin -- Alcohol and the demodernization of Russia -- The Russian cross -- The rise and fall of Putin's champion -- Medvedev against history -- An end to vodka politics?
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages—Political aspects—Russia—History
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages—Political aspects—Soviet Union—History
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages—Political aspects—Russia (Federation)
- Vodka industry—Political aspects—Russia—History
- Vodka industry—Political aspects—Soviet Union—History
- Vodka industry—Political aspects—Russia (Federation)
- Prohibition—Political aspects—Russia—History
- Prohibition—Political aspects—Soviet Union—History
- Prohibition—Political aspects—Russia (Federation)
- 9780199755592 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0199755590 (hardback : acid-free paper)
- AUTH: VILLANOVA UNIV.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-472) and index.
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