A History of Vodka

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A History of Vodka is a book by V.V. Pokhlebkin.

Around 1977, Poland challenged the Soviet Union for the trademark of vodka. The author of the book in question undertook the historical research to substantiate Russia's priority, which was completed by 1979, and in 1982 the international arbitrage considered it convincing enough to grant the USSR the priority in vodka as Russian original alcoholic beverage and recognised the Soviet trademark motto "Only vodka from Russia is genuine Russian vodka".

Summary of the table of contents

  • Why the book
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Alcoholic beverages in IX-XV centuries in Russia
  • Part II: Creation of the Russian kind of grain wine (vodka) and its evolution throughout XIV-XIX centuries

References

  • William Pokhlebkin, Renfrey Clarke, and V. V. Pokhlebkin, A History of Vodka, Verso Books (hardcover, December, 1992).
  • V. V. Pokhlebkin, Istorija Vodki, Inter-Verso, Moscow (softcover 1991), Russian original.

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