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ao3tagoftheday: 186282397milespersec: ao3tagoftheday: [Image Description: Tag reading “yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII”] The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Please ask me about the Russian vodka ban in 1914? What was the Russian Vodka Ban in 1914? Ok, time to nerd. So Russians like vodka, ok? I don’t think this is a big revelation to anyone, but I feel like I should make it clear. Vodka is…important…in Russia.So, in 1904, Russia was preparing to go fight a war with Japan. Because, you know, sometimes you’re trying to retain control of a warm-water port and also there’s racism and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Japan, only there’s a problem: instead of mobilizing in an organized manner, soldiers are buying vodka and getting drunk out of their minds and then, like, not showing up for the war. Which, I mean, valid. I might get drunk and not show up if someone told me I had to go fight a war, and I don’t even drink. But it was a problem, and it actually really messed up Russia’s mobilization plans.So 1914 rolls around, and the Russians are going to go to war with Austria. Because, you know, sometimes international tensions in a multipolar situation get really heightened and then some asshole in an ugly uniform gets shot and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Austria, and this time, he has a plan. Vodka will not defeat him! He bans the sale of vodka in Russia. All of it. First for the duration of the mobilization period, and then for the duration of the war. Great idea, right?Only there’s a problem. The reason the Tsar can just stop all vodka sales with a snap of his fingers is that the Tsar sells all the vodka. Vodka is a state monopoly. You literally can’t get vodka from anyone but the government. Which makes it very easy to ban, but, well….Remember how I said Russians really like vodka? I’m just gonna say it again: Russians really like vodka. Really, really like it. So it makes sense that, if you’re a government with chronic money problems, you might create a state monopoly on vodka sales in order to raise some cash. You might raise a lot of cash. A huge fucking ton of cash. Literally one third of the Russian government’s revenue came from selling vodka. One fucking third.Here’s another thing: Wars? They cost money. A lot of it. And if you’re the Russian state in, say, 1914, and you’re about to kick off WWI, it might behoove you to not literally eliminate a third of your fucking revenue with a snap of your fingers! I don’t think that’s such a hard idea to wrap your head around, but what the fuck do I know. But anyway, Russia had chronic money problems throughout the war and couldn’t outfit their soldiers or feed their people or any of that shit. Also there was a revolution and communism and such-like. The end.Anyway, this story has several morals and they are as follows:Getting drunk and not showing up for wars is a valid life choiceConsidering the possible effects of your policies before implementing them is important please do thatProhibition causes communism and therefore we should all buy as much alcohol as we can because we love god and america: yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII, ao3tagoftheday: 186282397milespersec: ao3tagoftheday: [Image Description: Tag reading “yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII”] The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Please ask me about the Russian vodka ban in 1914? What was the Russian Vodka Ban in 1914? Ok, time to nerd. So Russians like vodka, ok? I don’t think this is a big revelation to anyone, but I feel like I should make it clear. Vodka is…important…in Russia.So, in 1904, Russia was preparing to go fight a war with Japan. Because, you know, sometimes you’re trying to retain control of a warm-water port and also there’s racism and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Japan, only there’s a problem: instead of mobilizing in an organized manner, soldiers are buying vodka and getting drunk out of their minds and then, like, not showing up for the war. Which, I mean, valid. I might get drunk and not show up if someone told me I had to go fight a war, and I don’t even drink. But it was a problem, and it actually really messed up Russia’s mobilization plans.So 1914 rolls around, and the Russians are going to go to war with Austria. Because, you know, sometimes international tensions in a multipolar situation get really heightened and then some asshole in an ugly uniform gets shot and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Austria, and this time, he has a plan. Vodka will not defeat him! He bans the sale of vodka in Russia. All of it. First for the duration of the mobilization period, and then for the duration of the war. Great idea, right?Only there’s a problem. The reason the Tsar can just stop all vodka sales with a snap of his fingers is that the Tsar sells all the vodka. Vodka is a state monopoly. You literally can’t get vodka from anyone but the government. Which makes it very easy to ban, but, well….Remember how I said Russians really like vodka? I’m just gonna say it again: Russians really like vodka. Really, really like it. So it makes sense that, if you’re a government with chronic money problems, you might create a state monopoly on vodka sales in order to raise some cash. You might raise a lot of cash. A huge fucking ton of cash. Literally one third of the Russian government’s revenue came from selling vodka. One fucking third.Here’s another thing: Wars? They cost money. A lot of it. And if you’re the Russian state in, say, 1914, and you’re about to kick off WWI, it might behoove you to not literally eliminate a third of your fucking revenue with a snap of your fingers! I don’t think that’s such a hard idea to wrap your head around, but what the fuck do I know. But anyway, Russia had chronic money problems throughout the war and couldn’t outfit their soldiers or feed their people or any of that shit. Also there was a revolution and communism and such-like. The end.Anyway, this story has several morals and they are as follows:Getting drunk and not showing up for wars is a valid life choiceConsidering the possible effects of your policies before implementing them is important please do thatProhibition causes communism and therefore we should all buy as much alcohol as we can because we love god and america
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Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas: BuzzFeed News REPORTING TO YOU Secret Files Show How Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin Ahead of Michael Cohen's testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe's tallest tower in Moscow- and how it played out alongside Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Azeen Ghorayshi BuzzFeed News Reporter Jason Leopold BuzzFeed News Reporter Anthony Cormier BuzzFeed News Reporter Enma Loop BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on February 5, 2019, at 9:20 a.m. ET Very truly yours TRUM ACQU SUTION, LLO y: Name: Title: THE ABOVE ISKNOWLEDGED CONSENTED T ND AGREED TOB 1.C. EXPE STMENT COMP By: Andre Obtained by BuzzFeed News As a candidate, Donald Trump had a lot of praise for Vladimir Putin - and no business, he kept insisting, in Russia. These documents tell a different story October 11, 2015 Trump is asked about similarities with Putin I think that we are very different. I think that I would at the same time get along very well with him." October 28, 2015 A final version of the letter of intent gets the Russian developer's signature, along with Donald Trump's Very truly yours, TRUM ACQUSITION, LLC By: mc Title: November 3, 2015 THE ABOVE IS ACKNOWLEDGED, CONSENTED TO AND AGREED TO BY: I.C. EXPERT INVE ENT COMPANY y: Andre CEO TE HOUSE The day Trump signed the LOI was also the day of the third Republican primary debate The day after the countersigned letter of intent is circulated, Trump holds a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City T believe we will have a very good relationship with Russia.I believe that I will have a very good relationship with Putin Мария Бутина 11 июл 2015 Только что спросила кандидата в президенты США Дональда Трампа о его позиции в отношении России и санкций Трамп r。ворит о необходимости смягчения санкций, если будет избран. Вот вам и республиканцы, которые якобы против России Михаил Бутримов масонский круг США сам потом решит, смягчать ли или ужесточать. 11 июл 2015 Ответить rump Константин Николаевич пиздеть-не мешки ворочать 11 июл 2015 Ответить Виталий Фризен Трамп-барыга. Говорит одно, думает второе, делает третье. Таким как он веры нет. 11 июл 2015 Ответить Константин Тогай заигрывает. Понравилась наверное 11 июл 2015 Ответить Антон Карлович шнур-Выборы 2:15 11 июл 2015 Ответить Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas

Buzzfeed's new Trump Tower Moscow timeline missed my favourite bit of Putin-Praise : 11th July 2015, Freedomfest, Las Vegas

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Hey All, I am excited to announce the release of the soundtrack to “Spitak”, the award winning film directed by Alexander Kott about the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia that I composed the musical score for. Check it out via @iTunes, @Spotify, @AppleMusic, and more using the link in our bio. I’m honored that Armenia has chosen this film to represent the country's selection for the 91st @theacademy Awards. Thanks for listening. Peace, Serj spitak soundtrack spitakfilm спитак1988 спитак spitak1988 serjtankian alexanderkott: 40th Moscow International Elm Festiva de Global Film eal World Asia Paciic creon Awards Tallinn Black Nights Fllm Fostival Panorama Competition of Excellenco In Competition Mention V SPITAK ORIGINAE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRAGK MUSIC BY SERJ TANKIAN NATIONAL CINEMA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION istry of Culturo of tho Ropublic of Armonia TELESTO RUSSIA 1SeTE Hey All, I am excited to announce the release of the soundtrack to “Spitak”, the award winning film directed by Alexander Kott about the devastating 1988 earthquake in Armenia that I composed the musical score for. Check it out via @iTunes, @Spotify, @AppleMusic, and more using the link in our bio. I’m honored that Armenia has chosen this film to represent the country's selection for the 91st @theacademy Awards. Thanks for listening. Peace, Serj spitak soundtrack spitakfilm спитак1988 спитак spitak1988 serjtankian alexanderkott

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detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!: 1346 Moscow Stockholm openhagen Kiey London ologne Cracow Vienna Paris Milan Constantinople Marsailles Rome Barcelona detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
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President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017 regarding plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. According to court documents, Cohen stated he willingly submitted false written statements to Congress in August 2017. The prosecution argued that Cohen downplayed his contact with the Russian government to investigators. __ While Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in August, today’s plea marks the first time the attorney has been publically implicated in Robert Mueller’s investigation. ___ Photo: Justin Lane | EPA: U.S. NEWS COHEN PLEADS GUILTY Nov 29 | President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty in a hearing on Thursday. President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017 regarding plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. According to court documents, Cohen stated he willingly submitted false written statements to Congress in August 2017. The prosecution argued that Cohen downplayed his contact with the Russian government to investigators. __ While Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in August, today’s plea marks the first time the attorney has been publically implicated in Robert Mueller’s investigation. ___ Photo: Justin Lane | EPA

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