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  • Max has grown out of his tape player but now has a cd player which he listens to every night (stories, songs, the occasional crappy pop jingle ie. schnappi das kleine krokodil). good luck getting changing yr babe's sleep pattern!

    Girly girl

  • * Letter from the President: May the groot krokodil, PW Botha, rest in peace!

    ANC Today

  • So we don't have a distortion of an English or Latin word, but rather the reverse: the Latin word is a distortion of the Russian: it was korkodil, and it became krokodil 'crocodile'.

    languagehat.com: THE PRIMACY OF RUSSIAN.

  • Letter from the President: May the groot krokodil, PW Botha, rest in peace!

    ANC Today

  • The average user of krokodil, a dirty cousin of morphine that is spreading like a virus among Russian youth, does not live longer than two or three years, and the few who manage to quit usually come away disfigured.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Besides her, Pavlova says there were about a dozen krokodil addicts she hung around with, including her brother.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • As typically happens in Russia, Pavlova began her drug use as a teenager shooting a substance called khanka, a tarlike opiate cooked from poppy bulbs, then graduated to heroin and finally, at the age of 27, switched to krokodil, because it has roughly the same effect as heroin but is at least three times cheaper and extremely easy to make.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • But a lot more leeway was allowed in the case of Irina Pavlova, the only resident at the center who is addicted to krokodil, or crocodile, Russia's deadliest new designer drug.

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  • But to produce krokodil, whose medical name is desomorphine, addicts mix it with ingredients including gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous, which they scrape from the striking pads on matchboxes.

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  • Two of the governors at the meeting then informed him that krokodil accounts for about half of all addictions and drug-related deaths in their regions.

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