Former Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Kulik of the Agrarian Party, a member of the mischievous left, wants cheaper booze. He proposes to create a state monopoly to produce vodka that will sell for 20 rubles (about 70 U.S. cents) per liter. Kulik, who was the last Soviet minister of agriculture, said vodka “helps us lead a normal life” and now is too expensive for the average Russian. Official sources conservatively estimate that bootleg vodka accounts for 30 to 35 percent of production.