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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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For fortress and the health of the body

Speaking about the Russian bath, want to come back to the treatise of Antonio Nunez Sanchez. Sanchez writes about Russian baths as of wellbeing, which could lead to a fortress and the health of the body, not only in Russia. So, in fact, happened. Russian baths began to spread throughout the world. So, for example, after the campaign of Napoleon to Russia, its destruction and the entry of Russian troops in Western European countries our baths were built in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Even in the XVIII century the sauna at our sample were to do in London and new York.

What is, according to Sanchez, the superiority of Russian bathhouse? Antonio Nunez writes that although there are no luxury of Roman baths, but the Russians are produced in the same room what the Romans did, and the Turks and the inhabitants of the Eastern and now is done in four or five. But the most important advantage, emphasizes Sanchez, is how amenable to par. In the Russian sauna steam is injected with the help of the Kamenka river, which formed the hot stones. Wanted to hot - splashed water in the heater. This renewal of vapor repaired through every five minutes. ...In the Roman, Turkish bath steam goes out because poured over the hot floor, under which pass pipes. But as they do not fresh air, then easily you can conclude that these baths have disadvantages, which in Russian averted.

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