April 01, 1998

The Kremlin and the Bottle

Russians and drinking go together like, well, what else – vodka and pickles. But what about the drinking preferences of Russia’s leaders? Anecdotes and rumors abound about Brezhnev, say, or Yeltsin, but what’s the truth of the matter? Historian and former Duma deputy Roy Medvedev, who has rubbed shoulders with some of the most important figures in modern Russian politics, proved to be a wealth of information in a recent interview with Executive Editor Mikhail Ivanov.



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