In Russia, vodka is drunk neat and chilled, but not frozen, over a long meal. Usually, complementary salty or sour appetizers, such as famous pickled
vegetables or fruit are served.
Traditionally, vodka is drunk from glasses that can hold 100 grams, i.e., 10 cl and in Russia known as «stopka» or «sto gram».
The glass is emptied in one draught, while holding one’s breath and something small is savored straight away. Before drinking, a toast is given.