Time-tested over decades of use by the hardy Russians to withstand their harsh winters. Made in Russia from the highest quality locally manufactured materials only! Great and useful gift for Christmas!
Stolichnaya vodka 1965
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Stolichnaya Vodka - Stoli has its origins in the Moscow State Wine Warehouse #1 which was opened in 1901 by the authorities to ensure higher quality vodka production.
Stolichnaya word simply means "capital city".
There is a wrong opinion that Stolichnaya Vodka means "Table Vodka", because of the word Stol it starts with. Stol means "table" in Russian. However, the word Stolitsa - "capital" in Russian comes from Sto - "a hundred" and Litsa - "faces". A city of hundred faces: the name comes from centuries ago, meaning a city populated with a lot of people.
Soviet government increased controls on alcohol in 1985. They attempted to impose a partial prohibition, which involved a massive anti-alcohol campaign, severe penalties against public drunkenness and alcohol consumption, and restrictions on sales of liquor. The campaign was temporarily successful in reducing per capita alcohol consumption and improving quality-of-life measures such as life expectancy and crime rates, but it was deeply unpopular among the population and it ultimately failed.