Originally Posted by avk47
I'm Russian and I've never heard of it, it can't be that mainstream even if it does exist!
On the other hand, alcohol is a tragic achilles heal for many post Soviet people. Many people I knew ****ed their lives because of it, and it's a real shame if Ignashov drank away the talent he had. It's partly because life has always been tough there, men drink, and their drinking makes things even more ****er... some kind of vicious circle really.
I saw a news peice here in Australia (on SBS) on the drinking problems in Russia, that's when the 'alco-movie' came up, they showed 'highlights' of a short film which consisted of two guys drinking in a bar without any actual dialogue... suffice to say, I didn't get it
I can give you the name of one 'Alco-movie', though I haven't seen it, 'A fate' by Andrey Silvestrov.
Also, that's a shame about Ignashov, he won't bounce back if he can't control his drinking.