Russian senator claims that the Queen and Teresa May are heavy and unpleasant drinkers

In a rather strange claim, Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov has claimed that Queen Elizabeth treats drinking like a ceremony


                            Russian senator claims that the Queen and Teresa May are heavy and unpleasant drinkers
Queen Elizabeth II (Source:Getty Images)

To blast the Royal family is risky business for most people, but Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov - a close friend of Vladimir Putin - doesn't seem to think so. In a rather strange accusation, the senator has said that the Queen drinks too much. He reportedly said, "Before dinner, she [Her Majesty] drinks a cocktail made from gin and another based on wine, with ice and lemon. After the meal, she has a glass of wine with a bar of chocolate. She also drinks dry Martini. At the end of the day, she likes to drink cool champagne." 

Wine expert Elina Denisover, also weighed in on the claim saying that Prime Minster May tries to get drunk quicker by holding the glass differently - instead of the stem she likes to cup the glass. She reportedly said, "You will get drunk quicker and it is just not pleasant. It means that May got used to another kind of glass - for Cognac.

He went on to add that the Queen treated the consumption of alcohol as a "ceremony" and also said that Teresa May is inclined toward brandy while accusing the two powerful women of being "unpleasant" alcoholic drinkers. 

These accusations and bizarre claims are reportedly being seen as nothing but "propaganda war" after the clash between the Brits and Russians after Sergei Skripal, a 66-year-old Soviet spy was poisoned along with his 33-year-old daughter Yulia Skripal.

The incident has definitely triggered a massive rift between the two countries. The senator's comments are only meant to make fun of Britain, said Senior Tory MP Bernard Jenkin, who called the allegations "absurd". He said that it is meant to taunt Britain's claim that it was Russia who had planned the attack on the former spy and his daughter.