The author in a Russian bath

Author in a Russian bath
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Contrary to what might be inferred from a reading of this website, I am not averse to taking a Russian bath myself; I enjoy them also, but it is important to emphasize the difference between Russian and Victorian Turkish baths.

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The glossary: Russian bath, Баню, bania, or banya

Turkish baths for animals. 1: Introduction

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