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Think of it as a way to use all your money not
spent on vodka. Instead of a ban, one New York bar has taken to donating $1 for every Stoli drink sold
to Amnesty International, which is always a safe bet (and can be done here
), and donations can also be made to the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance
, the Eastern European organization responsible for the Magnitsky Act petition, among a whole host of other good things. It may not be the massive cultural, educational, and political overhaul that's so clearly needed here, but it's not a bad place to start.
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