If a 16 y/o son were to travel to Russia to stay with a host family, what would be the likelihood of the Russian family giving him vodka?

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  • 5 months ago

    It's not accepted to pour strong alco for children in Russia. Probably, his strongest drink will be fermented kvass (about 0,5% alco or less), because this drink don't regulated by law, even little children can buy and drink it. Or kefir (fermented milk drink) i don't know how much alco there, but exactly less of kvass. So, i don't see reasons for worry about.

  • 6 months ago

    That would be nice, but you nor he should expect them to give it to him, especially for an extended period of time. There is plenty of inexpensive Vodka that is just fine, so sending him with enough money to get his own would be appropriate.

  • Marc
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    6 months ago

    Children are not forced, coerced, asked, or pressed into drinking in "good" families; of which 95% of Russian people fit. It is a legal as well as medical issue. It may be a crime carrying a prison sentence. Our son is 15 and we spend inordinately long vacations in Russia. He has never tasted alcohol. We have champagne and beer quite often. He pretends to drink- I say try if you wish- but he knows the laws say NO ALCOHOL until 18, so he respects that. No family would pass muster and be selected to be int'l host unless they are of the highest moral standards.

    YOU the parent should instill values into your own son to understand alcohol can be dangerous to a young person and to refuse on his own accord.

    Russia, Russians should not be a big consideration in this concern.

  • 6 months ago

    maybe small amounts. you can ask if its possible to have an alcohol free home

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Who gives a damn? They can offer him anything. It’s his choice to drink it or not.

    • Marc
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      6 months agoReport

      You may be surprised "atheist" Russians are more "Christian" than Americans. Most Russian families, not Tatars, not Maris, etc, but ethnic Russians are Orthodox Christians. Communism could not remove faith from the heart, but Megaevangelicalchurches in USA make a mockery in comparison.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It will probably be offered but not forced

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