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Though every day bath swamp

Perhaps, one of the most distinctive descriptions of Russian baths we find in the famous novel Item. And. Melnikov-Pechersky In the woods, this glorious, as told As. M. Bitter, Russian poem about the Zavolzhye. The protagonist of the novel Maximovich Chapurin - wide Russian nature, a favorite image of the writer.

Though it was not on the Sabbath, but how come... guests in the bathhouse not bathe? Not in Russian will be... Yes, and the the hunter was sweating, that he at least every day bath swamp.

The reader gets acquainted with a description of the bath, which stood on the shore of the river for safety from fire and that in the summer, , close it was to plunge into cold water.

Love of the Russian people, , in winter the snow lie in the summer of this crisp water swim.

The bath was high, spacious. Linden, shelves, benches and the floor several times . In the foyer on the benches were placed felt, covered with white sheets. The floor is covered with felt, but it is scattered fragrant hay, also covered with sheets. The shops were brooms, were of brass tin-plated pots with lye and whipped soap and the next big with heated with mint kvass for before to go on the shelves.

Almost from midnight roasting bath, cooked , brewing kvass with mint for steaming brooms and to the stove.

Next comes a detailed description of how the emerging go floated Maximovich two pairs of brooms, and he melted delighted Yes

cried: , more!.. Add Park, dear!.. The hot!.. !..

And burly guys, not sparing Maksimovic, with all the violence whipped it hot like fire, brooms. Then Maximovich jumped from the regiment, flew out of the bath in the ran in the snow. The snow stung hot body, and with a loud began Chapurin lying on the snow. Two minutes later he ran back and right on the shelves:

- Dudes hotter, go!.. , , dear!.. - he cried during the whole can.

...Three times lay in the snow . A dozen brooms about it... the Whole pitcher of cold kvass he drank, and drank the heat of the bath. Hardly-the .

And when I lay down in the dressing room of the felt quite touched the soul...


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What a luxury, what is the point, what's the good of each proverb our! As for the gold! - said A. With. Pushkin. Proverbs are always brief, and the mind and feelings invested in the whole of the book, - admired And. M. Bitter. As an outstanding Soviet physicist With. And. Vavilov noted that the observation of the people captured in numerous Proverbs and riddles, built essentially on the observations of the scientific order. Resurrecting the good traditions of Russian baths, let's turn to the repository of the people's wisdom.

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