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Veniki

Veniki

  Venik is a word that doesn’t translate well into English. A venik (VYE-nik) is a broom, or whisk broom. It also is a bundle of …

 

Mobile Banyas

Mobile Banyas

Banyas on wheels. Banyas on pontoon boats. Really.

 

Between Steams

Between Steams

In my chosen bathhouse in Moscow we would rest between steams, our hair wet, our skin flushed, our backs slumped against benches, our chests rising …

 

Veniki Gathering

Veniki Gathering

Every spring, during the “green holy days” that follow the Trinity, the Russian Orthodox holiday marking the appearance of Jesus to the Apostles after his …