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January 28, 2007


I met a friend of mine in a bar earlier tonight, and she said something like, "There are a lot of drunk Russians everywhere in the city tonight", and I said something like, "Russians? Why Russians?", and she said something like, "Well I don't know, but they're everywhere."

On my way home I noticed that there were indeed a lot of drunk Russians about, like the two in Stephansplatz subway station. One of them had a bottle of cognac in his hand, and they were trying to communicate with each other, but gave the impression that all communication was failing to due high cognac intake from earlier on.

Yes, cognac. Not vodka. And please don't ask me why Russians or why cognac. I don't have the slightest idea.

Posted by Horst on January 28, 2007 11:58 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend
dieter said on January 29, 2007 10:41 AM:

Why cognac? Not a clue. Maybe they simply wanted to have something other than vodka, for a change.

Why Russians? Because there is a lot of them. And because now, more and more of them can afford it.

Jann said on January 30, 2007 04:01 PM:

Many Russians have settled in Brighton Beach, NY.
The interesting thing to me is that in American TV crime shows, they seem always to be portrayed as (if men) bosses in the Russian Mafia or low level Mafia thugs, and (if women) prostitutes or the mistresses of wealthy American (married) men. One would think they would object!

dieter said on January 31, 2007 11:05 AM:

I suppose the US film and TV-industry is still suffering from the post 1989 trauma (although to me it already seems most surreal that the cold war was a hard fact throughout my whole childhood).

The new Russians will protest sooner or later, don't worry ;-)

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