Here's a really in-depth video covering pretty much everything you could ever want to know about vodka. There's a solid breakdown of the spirit's history: Turns out Russia made vodka its national drink all the way back in the 14th century. The video also covers just why Grey Goose costs so much more than other brands, and the best way to trick your party guests into thinking you paid top dollar for booze you're serving.
Watch a Crash Course About the History of Vodka
It explains why Russia loves the spirit so much.