In my local supermarket, a bottle of vodka costs $3-4. But the tradition of distilling homemade and sometimes lethal moonshine (samogon) lives on, only now it’s big business for organised crime.
So far this year, more than 358 thousand bottles of illgal alcohol worth 39 million soms ($500,000) have been seized.
Giving the authorities a real headache.
As well as anyone crazy enough to drink it.