«Bath, steam room, den mother»
And how not to recall the stories about the Russian bath Fyodor Ivanovich Shalyapin!
- It is for me since childhood! "so words of the great artist about his love to the Russian bath.
«I loved with my father, " recalls Shalyapin, - to go to the bath... There washed and bothered we spend hours; up to tired to the point of exhaustion. And then, when I go out of the house, remember: no matter what city I neither came, first of all, if even one penny I had in my pocket, I walked into the bathroom and there's no end of a bath, íàìûëèâàëñÿ, pouring, steamed himself, øïàðèëñÿ - and again, all over again».
In one of the artistic biographies of f. And. Chaliapin in detail told about his commitment to áàííîìó heat. Vividly imagine, as Chaliapin is included in a bath-room, clutched in the hands of a large sponge, and an extensive birch broom. Permanent áàíùèê Chaliapin, dry old Äîðìèäîíò, run to meet with two great gangs: «Please, Fedor Ivanovich!» And immediately, standing on tiptoe, on it time after time, one after the other gangs of water, and, asking: «Not hot?» - enough sex with each other a good ten preset gangs. «Well!.. "enjoying Shalyapin. - Superb!.. Duy, Äîðìèäîíò, go on!..»
Further Shalyapin with a large hunting takes all of bathing procedures. With ïîêðÿõòûâàíèåì, with the enthusiastic shouts of «handles» his body hard blows whispering birch besoms... From the gray clouds of steam comes Shalyapin's voice: «Broom " all superiors chief! Bath - mother dear!.. And-uh-uh-x you! Love, brothers, bath-house!» Then to the tune of «Volga, Volga, mother dear», he sings: «steam room, steam room, den mother», and the rest of the companions of the bath makes him...
The purity of the banned
Fell To Ancient Rome. Died ancient culture. There was a grim era of religious asceticism, of superstition and ignorance. Thinking about the salvation of the soul, people with contempt attitude to his body. Many centuries to the water, to care about the purity of the body, as that seems now wild and improbable, regarded as... as a demonic delusion.
In one of the historical annals we find mention of the sect called «grazing». The members of this sect, common in Mesopotamia, do not have permanent homes, and did not eat bread and vegetables, and wandered about through the mountains and eat grass. The purity of the body «grazing» believed pollution of the soul. Special honors taken advantage of by those who walked in the dirty ðóáèùàõ and never bathed. They were called saints... Saint Anthony, which he called the father of monasticism, was proud of the fact that he never washed his feet.