A number of blogs have picked up on a Times of India story that recently ran (and was picked up here by HuffPo) about a Russian scientist who is credited with developing a powdered form of alcohol. Nifty! Fascinating! Sorta scary, too!
Anyway, turns out the source for the Times of India story, near as I can tell, may be this story that ran in Pravda Online, which seems to be some sort of bizarre semi-tabloid mutation of the formerly dour and not exactly reliable Soviet house-organ newspaper. Lenin would not approve. But I do like this quote from the scientist himself, Yevgeny (or Evgeny, depending on your source) Moskalev: