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Russian Siberians of the 18th Century and Alcoholism

... fitting out the Second Kamchatka expedition led by V. Bering said, “ Until there is bread, double bread wine should be brought from Yakutsk as it is more convenient for transportation, the way they did it in the old times to carry wine from Russia to Siberia. Double wine should then be diluted with boiled water to the strength of plain wine.” The technology of vodka production was described in detail by Gmelin — to get familiarized with it, Mueller and Gmelin paid a visit to a state distillery located 6 versts ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Siberia , vodka , wine , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol
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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... they sacrifice wine and kumis to gods and devils. This ceremony is referred to as Sazogò . <…> Prior to having a drink, they always sprinkle a little of wine and kumis into the fire. <…> During the Kirik ritual, they also sacrifice wine, kumis and Tarak (fermented milk prepared from boiled cow’s milk), sprinkling it upwards.” The Turkic peoples of Siberia are known to have had the cult of the horse. When horses (stallions, as a rule) were sacrificed to gods, they were sprinkled with kumis. On rare occasions (mostly in West Siberia), they used braga, or bread vodka, as sacrifice. In September 1734,...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... they sacrifice wine and kumis to gods and devils. This ceremony is referred to as Sazogò . <…> Prior to having a drink, they always sprinkle a little of wine and kumis into the fire. <…> During the Kirik ritual, they also sacrifice wine, kumis and Tarak (fermented milk prepared from boiled cow’s milk), sprinkling it upwards.” The Turkic peoples of Siberia are known to have had the cult of the horse. When horses (stallions, as a rule) were sacrificed to gods, they were sprinkled with kumis. On rare occasions (mostly in West Siberia), they used braga, or bread vodka, as sacrifice. In September 1734,...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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Russian Siberians and Alcohol. Based on the Papers of the Second Kamchatka Expedition

... fitting out the Second Kamchatka expedition led by V. Bering said, “ Until there is bread, double bread wine should be brought from Yakutsk as it is more convenient for transportation, the way they did it in the old times to carry wine from Russia to Siberia. Double wine should then be diluted with boiled water to the strength of plain wine.” The technology of vodka production was described in detail by Gmelin — to get familiarized with it, Mueller and Gmelin paid a visit to a state distillery located 6 versts ...

Modified: 30.12.2006
Siberia , Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol , vodka , wine , Irkutsk , Yakutsk , Kamchatka
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