Sergey goes to the banya every weekend. Sometimes he goes with friends but mostly he goes alone. "It's quieter and I am able to think about what has happened during the week, to settle my mind. My inner world is in peace and quiet, so to say. My wife makes me mint tea with honey, which I bring in a thermos. I always buy an evergreen branch for lashing myself."
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