posted on 04/20/2005 12:27:16 AM PDT
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has started the corruption clean-up campaign with an informal ban on visiting bath houses (banyas) for government officials, The Independent daily reports.
Joke if you must, but bath houses in Russia are NOTHING like the bath houses in, say, San Francisco. Traditionally, they have been a place where men meet to schmooze while a Babushka gives them a rubdown.
posted on 04/20/2005 12:30:14 AM PDT
(Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
Oh!...Bath HOUSES!...I thought they were actually banning BATHS....maybe in the hope of becoming more Franco-centric.
(Oh, Jacques! You forgot to pick up your soap!)
posted on 04/20/2005 12:50:56 AM PDT
(Tanya corm en' haba, lle tessa ta ten'oio.)
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