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The Time Russia Ran Out of Vodka

Written by on March 9, 2022

Stories From The Day Russia Ran Out Of Vodka

At 1:10 a.m. on May 9, 1945, night owls in the USSR heard a radio report that Nazi Germany had officially surrendered to the Soviet Union.

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Rather than wait until morning to celebrate, citizens took to the streets in their pyjamas. The revelry reached such a fever pitch that by the time Joseph Stalin addressed the nation 22 hours later, the Soviets faced a new crisis: The entire country had run out of vodka!

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It turns out a nationwide hangover was a small price to pay for peace in Europe. As one reporter put it, “I was lucky to buy a litre of vodka at the train station when I arrived because it was impossible to buy any later … There was no vodka in Moscow on May 10; we drank it all.”

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