Boris Yeltsin, the Last Drunk World Leader

The only Russian leader since the fall of the emperial family in 1918 that gained great popularity abroad was Boris Yeltsin. Not in the last place because he had the reputation of a happy drunk. His public appearances while highly intoxicated were simply disarming. Even to the most hardcore Yankees that were still clinging on…

Musical tribute to the king of drinking

  Time for a musical interlude now. This time we’ll bring you a Dutch song by the Band Zonder Banaan (Band Without Banana) called Koning Pinteman (free translation: King Pintman). It’s about the guy in the bunch who leads everyone in drinking. Compared to him all the others are amatures and the example he sets…