World leaders’ favourite drinks

21st January, 2013 by Andy Young

Vladimir Putin

It would be easy to think that Putin’s favourite drink would be vodka, but he is actually not much of a drinker. It has been reported that before becoming Russia’s president he used to empty his drinks into flower pots. But he developed a taste for beer when he visited Germany and now that is reportedly the only alcohol that he drinks. Putin’s low-level drinking is in stark contrast to the first president of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, who was leader from 1991 to 1999. Yeltsin was known to be a big vodka drinker and reportedly almost caused several international incidents as a result of being drunk. In 1995 while staying at the White House a drunk Yeltsin slipped passed his guards….

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