How it works:
- Situation: this has been going on for years.
- 2006: police raided a warehouse in Voronezh: vodka was found to contain brake fluid, anti-corrosion solution and cologne! Then, over 42,000 died of alcohol poisoning annually.
- 2016: the police also discovered a warehouse in Irkutsk with fake bottles of Boyaryshnik containing methanolin antifreeze. This caused 48 deaths in Irkutsk.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Try to buy from official retailers.
- Always inspect before buying – look at the seal, does it seem tampered with? Taste a small sample of it first before drinking.