For most adults on the planet - the "wrong spirit" is seen as the "right spirit." When I was an Ensign, we did similar things at official functions. Sure, everything has its time and place, and I can see where good people can say such things do not belong, but ... Was it all that bad?
Alcohol and knives when you graduate from a service school. At least the Russians can kick back now and then.
I bet they have urinals too.
A navy officer drinks champagne from a huge wine glass containing his dirk presented to navy graduates as he celebrates graduation from a Navy Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Graduation ceremonies are held all over Russia now as students of elementary and high schools and military academies finish their education. (Dmitry Lovetsky, AP)