The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

The cost of taking the waters

Bath-houses: 20 kopeks if you were content to take the steam on the cheap; 1 ruble for the privilege of sprawling along wooden benches away from the eyes of others

River baths: 5 kopeks, plus another 5 for a towel

Sea baths: 10-15 kopeks, 5 for a towel

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