«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...
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 Ïàòàï 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 Ïàòàï Ìàêñèìû÷ the hunter was sweating, that he at least every day bath swamp».