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A special note about "Na zdorovie!"

This toast isn't as popular as you think.
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This famed Russian drinking toast is actually a cliche born from Hollywood movies. Much more commonly, Russians will give a short, improvised speech as a toast. That speech may sometimes end with "za zdorovie," which means "to health." But "na zdorovie" is widely acknowledged as a hackneyed, tone-deaf phrase.

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