29 minutes | Aug 16th 2020

Monkey Paw Middle Finger: Russian Prohibition

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We discuss Russia's prohibition and it's long-reaching impacts on several chapters of Russian history including World War I, World War II, the Bolshevik Revolution, and even the Soviet Union. It turns out this was a hot subject for a long period of modern Russian history. Sources for this week's episode can be found at the following sites: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/nov-7-1917-russian-government-overthrown-in-bolshevik-revolution/  https://www.rbth.com/opinion/2014/08/15/sobering_effect_what_happened_when_russia_banned_booze_39045.html https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65361-7_12 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/av497e/soviet-prohibition-and-the-taste-of-perfume-1205 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/how-alcohol-conquered-russia/279965/ https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58256/58256-h/58256-h.htm  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_in_the_Russian_Empire_and_the_Soviet_Union   
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