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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Teachers Paid in Vodka

KIEV, Ukraine () -- A western Ukrainian school district is no longer paying its teachers in karbovantsy, the local currency, but in bottles of vodka.

Teachers in the Novoselitsky district haven't been paid since last November, and have agreed to accept back wages in vodka, grain and butter, Itar-Tass reported Monday. The unconventional solution was prompted by a district-wide payment crisis.