Vodka has its origins in Russia.
Vodka is Russian through and through.
Here are some stories, from Russian Life magazine and elsewhere, to deepen your knowledge of "the little water."
The Little Water of Life: A History of Vodka, from its introduction/invention in Russia, through tsars and commisars to the present day.
Quotable Vodka Quotes: Where we gather some interesting quotes from the likes of Chekhov, Gogol and others on the "little water."
Zabylin on Vodka: A 19th century observer of Russian customs and mores on Russia's love affair with vodka.
Kristall, Russia's Leading Vodka Factory: A short history on the premier vodka distillery in Mother Russia.