Russia Has A Drunk-Drowning Epidemic


It’s been a billion degrees in Russia since mid-June, and as a consequence, 1200 people have drowned-and”49 people, including two children, had drowned in the last day,” is what CNN says. “The majority of those drowned were drunk,” said Vadim Seryogin, a department head at Russia’s Emergencies Ministry. “The children died because adults simply did not look after them.” I don’t really have a funny name for Russia to go with this because somehow this seems sadder than English people stabbing each other constantly, though it’s probably not.