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Before the attack on Kazan

Unfortunately, many of the good traditions of Russian bath forgotten, lost and need to be patiently, literally, bit by bit, to collect. This will help us book our writers. Once again, we have experienced the charm of the great Russian bath, which was celebrated A.S. Pushkin. A.N. Tolstoy with his characteristic imagery told how Peter I. But there are still a lot of Russian literature bath pages, which will help us to revive good traditions.

A remarkable Soviet writer Vyacheslav Shishkov perfectly knew the Russian way of life, especially the inhabitants of the Urals and Siberia, where long like a hot bath. In the historical narrative of the Pugachev is a curious episode in which a steam room is revealed in all its diversity, and the present fans of a steam learn a lot of interesting things about the bathhouse procedure.

We vividly imagine a vast wooden bath-house, lit by oil hanging lanterns. Lime, white-washed with the bench... On the shelves - three painted birch bark writings with honey Yes with the old-fashioned kvas, that in the nose and great clarify in the brain creates. On an oaken table - , , washcloths, pieces of scented soap. their Kazan since ancient times, famous for. In doubles office, on the benches, boiling water, fragrant mint, , savory and other herbs. In boiler kvass with mint - for steaming birch brooms and to the stove.

...That's Krokhin began bucket for bucket in the oven. Steam room was filled with aromatic steam. The rustle of silk brooms. Steamed . And the merchant all added and added, not sparing kvass. Pairs of white explosions , or dashed up in all directions.

It is nice to and blinking, Pugachev said:

Oh, grace! Well, thank you, Ivan Vasilyevich!.. Never been in a sauna steam. The bout was the Imperial is good but this is better. - God is with us! - cried the merchant answered. And do you want grated with a red vinegar a rubdown?

- Come on, come on.

Rubbed each other, groaned, roared, the skin became , burning. In the blood, muscles shook, and his heart was light-hearted and bright.

Further merchant persuades Pugacheva a drink after a bath:

- It is said: the year do not drink, and after the bath steal, Yes drink.

Pugachev, as it turned out, was not eager to your drunken:

"Aaah good. Only, you can, in fact, it is not I strong.


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In recent years among scientists - historians and doctors conducted a lively debate around very curious . The fate of this medieval medical treatise up to the end is not studied. There exist a few versions as to who was the author of a very instructive works. We will not go into disputes and historians will tell only one of the versions about the origin of the ancient medical books.

At the end of the XIX century in the library of Lorenzo de ' Medici in Florence was found most interesting under the name of Ointment (Alim). Someone suggests that its written in the XII century Eupraxia was the granddaughter of the Kyiv Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Even as a child Eupraxia showed great interest in folk medicine, collecting herbs and healed the sick, for which its people have nicknamed . The fate of the Evpraksia has developed so, that she was obliged to marry the Byzantine Tsarevich Alexis Comnenus and here, in Jerusalem, was given a new name - Zoe Princess still fond of medicine, studied the works of Hippocrates and Galen, wrote his wonderful , which is highly appreciated modern her doctors. In the Salve a lot of interesting things about the treatment of external and internal diseases. It is curious, that the wounds were asked to treat leaven, in which, as determined by the current medicine, included vitamins. Zoe-Eupraxia writes about the teeth as white to do. Many pages are devoted to health, which proved good bath, which is very protects the health and strengthens the body.

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