Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

The first president of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, who served between 1991 and 1999, had the reputation of being a “happy drunk”. Former US president Bill Clinton has a hilarious story in his memoirs of how, back in 1995, Yeltsin got hammered at The White House, and was found wandering around outside in his pants trying to catch a cab because he wanted to go and eat pizza. There is also an amazing story about Yeltsin going to a state banquet in Kyrgzstan when it had just broken away from the Soviet Union, and getting stuck into the vodka. He ended up playing the Kyrgyz’s president’s bald head as a drum, using his table spoons as drumsticks.

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