Russian Banya

My first experience in Russian banya was December 1989 in Nadym Western Siberia in the final days of the old Soviet Union.
American and Russian oil men and geologists. Much vodka. Very similar to this story, except this banya did have a shower. The Americans ran naked into the subzero night to cool off in the snow then went back to the banya. The water in my beard froze solid. I experienced many more Russian banya in the following years. One of my fondest memories of Russia.

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