Shop like a local: learn how to buy quality Russian vodka

Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 27, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

There are hundreds of brands of vodka in Russia. Some are rough and best left alone; two of the best are Flagman and Russky Standart. Alcohol counterfeiting, which can lead to alcohol poisoning, is a problem, so try to purchase vodka from a reputable-looking store or, if buying from a kiosk, check to see that the seal has not been broken. See our Russia Travel Guide.

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