Obsolete

IMAG5786“Kazënka: Under State Control. Alpha Series,” Petrograd, September 29, 2015. Photograph by the Russian Reader

kazënka
1. fem., obs.
Grain vodka, whose sales were a state monopoly in Russia until 1917; government vodka.

2.fem., obs.
State shop for sale of kazënka (cf. 1).

3. fem., obs.
A room on a riverboat for the proprietor or his proxy (until 1917 in Russia).

Source: Yefremov’s New Dictionary of the Russian Language

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