Southern Travel on Why do you drink it? Can’t find anything else. Sometimes we drink antiperspirants. Anything you won’t drink? Window cleaner. That night I attended a meeting. My name is Slava, and I am an alcoholic. Slava, a former KGB man, was speaking to the Rubicon Group, one of Russia’s nascent experiences with Alcoholics Anonymous (A A). I never liked the taste of vodka, I liked the effect. Southern Travel 2016.