December 16th, 2006

rodent

[quote,health,humanity] QotD

Friday's issue of St.Pete Times runs a story on the phenomenon of вытрезвитель, which it calls, successively, vytrezvitel, sobering-up station, and drunk tank. The story itself is not particularly sensational, yet it contains one of those sentences which I so much love to pull out of their context and savor indefinitely.

Many have questioned whether Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, has the right to force people to get sober.