Saturday, February 6, 2010

Drunken Russian axe murders

The Moscow Times has a fluffy piece about an old lady-on-old lady axe murder, but this bit at the end caught my eye:

Typically the ubiquitous ax murder in Russia is fuelled by alcohol. According to the Interior Ministry, more than half of all murders in Russia are alcohol-related, and most of those are carried out with knives and axes.

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