They actually lash themselves so violently that they barely escape alive. Then they drench themselves with cold water, and thus are revived. They think nothing of doing this every day, and actually inflict such voluntary torture on themselves. They make of the act not a mere washing but a veritable torment. Another mention of the banya is found in the same Chronicle in the story of Princess Olga's revenge for the murder of her husband, Prince Igor, by the Slavic tribe of Drevlians in 945 AD.
The leader of the Drevlians had hopes of marrying the widow Olga and sent messengers to discuss the idea. When the Drevlians arrived, Olga commanded that a bath should be made ready for them and said,'Wash yourselves and come to me. The bath-house was heated and the unsuspecting Drevlians entered and began to wash themselves. [Olga's] men closed the bath-house behind them and Olga gave orders to set it on fire from the doors, so that the Drevlians were all burned to death. This set is painted in lovely bright colours.
It is finished in Gloss Varnish. A must have for Russian lovers and it would make an amazing and unique gift for any Occasion or a Very Special Birthday, too good to miss!!! All my dolls fit inside one another!!
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