Just because I am planning to make this soup tomorrow, I am repeating the post. Faultless logic, isn’t it?
The most sobering experience you’ve ever had, and I mean literally. Rassol means brine, the liquid that you have when you pickle something, and it is considered the best remedy for hangovers. Hangovers are historically taken very seriously in Russia. At the end of 10th century, Vladimir the Great, the Grand Prince of Kiev, a wily politician who consolidated what became known as Kievan Rus, realized that consolidated power required consolidated religion and undertook converting his pagan subjects to … oh, something monotheistic, bur what? So he sent emissaries on research and exploration missions.
Says the Chronicler Nestor:
Of the Muslim Bulgarians of the Volga the envoys reported there is no gladness among them. Islam was undesirable due to its taboo against alcoholic beverages and pork. Vladimir remarked on the occasion: “Drinking is the joy of all Rus’. We cannot exist without that pleasure.” (Moss, Walter G. (2002), “A…
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