country of citizenship: Soviet Union, Russia
language of expression: Russian
educated at: Moscow State Institute of International Relations
occupation: research fellow, writer
William Vasilyevich Pokhlyobkin (August 20, 1923 – April 15 (burial date), 2000) (Russian: Вильям Васильевич Похлёбкин, Viliyam Vasilievich Pokhlyobkin) was the foremost expert on the history of Russian cuisine and the author of numerous culinary books. His A History of Vodka has been translated into a number of languages, including English. Pokhlyobkin was also an expert in the history of the diplomacy and international relations of Russia, as well as a geographer and a journalist.
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