Vodka in Exile

Visitors to the “1917. Revolution: Russia and Europe” exhibition will see a bottle of Gorbatschow vodka displayed in the section on emigration and exile. During the February Revolution of 1917, many Russian fled to the West – including the Gorbatschow family. Julia Franke, curator of the 1917. Revolution: Russia and Europe exhibition, tells how the new regime in Russia embarked on a fight against alcohol, and how Gorbatschow vodka ultimately came to be manufactured in Berlin.