«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...
For «fortress and the health of the body»
Speaking about the Russian bath, want to come back to the treatise of Antonio Nunez Ðèáåðî Sanchez. Sanchez writes about Russian baths as of äðàãîöåííåéøåì 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 Ðèáåðî 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 ïåðåìåíÿþòñÿ fresh air, then easily you can conclude that these baths have disadvantages, which in Russian ñèâñåì averted».