Global alcohol consumption was down again in 2017 for the second consecutive year, and at a rate more than double the decline seen in 2016.

“You know my methods. Apply them.” 

Sherlock Holmes, from “The Sign of the Four“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890





January 30, 2014 – Russia’s Love Affair With Vodka Lures Many To An Early Grave 

May 13, 2015 – Russia is quite literally drinking itself to death

June 5, 2017 – Global alcohol sales drop at faster pace with vodka leading decline

The negative trend in vodka is largely due to steep volume losses in Russia (-9.3%), which nevertheless remains vodka’s largest market by far,” the report explained.







May 26, 2012 – Russia’s drinking habits today – still hooked on vodka, or do they prefer vino?


September 24, 2013 – How Alcohol Conquered Russia – The Atlantic


January 30, 2014 – Russia’s Love Affair With Vodka Lures Many To An Early Grave – NPR

(Trying to hide technology-driven rising mortality behind ruses like “drinking too much” – ed)


February 2, 2015 – Russia’s economy is so bad it has cut vodka prices 

(Wow, talk about spectacular propaganda headlines! It’s a ruse – they’re dropping prices because of shrinking demand – because “they can’t give that shit away”. – ed)


March 25, 2015 – Broke Russian alcoholics turn to risky alternatives – CBS News

(Wow, talk about spectacular propaganda headlines! How long do you think that one will stick? – ed)


May 6, 2015 – When Russians stop drinking, vodka sales plunge


May 6, 2015 – In good news for Russian life expectancy but sobering news for vodka distilleries, the largest country in the world is turning away from alcohol. Alcohol consumption in Russia, which is believed to have fallen into economic recession, dropped by 6.3pc in 2014 amid ongoing political tension.

(“Believed” to have fallen? What? Is this the middle ages? – ed)


May 13, 2015 – Russia is quite literally drinking itself to death — Quartz

(A spectacular example of a Satanic inversion: consumption drops 6.3% in 2014? State “drinking itself to death” with the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty in 2015. – ed)


January 24, 2017 – Russians are drinking less legal alcohol as moonshine sales spike

The country’s consumer protection agency said Tuesday that Russian adults drank an average of 10 liters of pure alcohol in 2016, 33% less than they consumed in 2009. That compares to a global average of 6.2 liters, according to the World Health Organization. But the decline is not necessarily good news …

(No rest for the wicked – when on-the-books sales drop,  fabricate a rise in off-the-books sales, which cannot be fact-checked. No quit in these guys. – ed)


May 10, 2017 – Are More Russians Drinking Less Alcohol? –

(What a wonderfully textbook Satanic inversion! Lead with the question “Are?”, follow it with “more Russians”, and bury “less alcohol” at the end, with a bonus question mark meme. – ed)


June 5, 2017 – Global alcohol sales drop at faster pace with vodka leading decline

Global alcohol consumption is declining at a faster rate than it has for the past five years with diminishing volume sales of vodka, beer, and cider leading the … The negative trend in vodka is largely due to steep volume losses in Russia (-9.3%), which nevertheless remains vodka’s largest market by far,” the report explained.


June 3, 2017 – Beer sales slide as global alcohol consumption falls – Financial Times

People are drinking less, according to industry figures that make sobering reading for brewers and distillers banking on growth from rising numbers of youngsters reaching legal drinking age.

(No quit in these guys – ed)


January 10, 2018 – US alcohol consumption declines for second year

Total alcohol consumption in the US has fallen for the second consecutive year despite positive growth from spirits, according to data released by the IWSR.

Alcohol consumption levels were down 0.2% in 2017 compared to the previous year, dropping to 17.6 million gallons, or 7.4m nine-litre cases. This is more than double the decline seen in 2016.

(More than double the decline of the previous year – you can see how the positive change is increasing in speed and magnitude. – ed)


January 16, 2018 – Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows, Europe …

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.

(The government did it…and it’s just a “fashion trend”, which will soon change again – ed)


January 27, 2018 – Reality Check: Has Russian alcohol consumption fallen 80%?

BBC Russian Service The claim: Alcohol consumption in Russia has fallen 80% in the past five years.

Reality Check verdict: It has fallen, but not by anything like 80%.

Russians are consuming 80% less alcohol than five years ago, according to the Minister of Health, Veronika Skvortsova.

It’s a jaw-dropping figure for a nation that’s traditionally regarded as one that enjoys drinking – especially the national tipple, vodka.

So is it really true?

(In a perfect example of a Satanic inversion, the Secret-Handshake-Club-member Russian authorities went for the big exaggeration, to muddy the water, to confuse the ensheepled – ed)

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