In Moscow Russian man died after winning a drinking contest. He consumed several pints of vodka and all five contestants had to receive hospital treatment for alcohol poisoning. "The competition lasted 30, perhaps 40 minutes and the winner downed three half-liter bottles. He was taken home by taxi but died within 20 minutes," said Roman Popov, a prosecutor pursuing the case in the town of Volgodonsk. The prize for winning the drinking contest was 10 bottles of vodka, reported the London Telegraph. However, the Itar-Tass news agency says Volgodonsk police are charging competition officials with involuntary manslaughter. Russians frequently down about a quart of vodka at one sitting, but last year 40,000 Russians died of alcohol related illnesses.
After drinking all that...makes me wonder if they still wanted the prize!
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