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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

..., the poor used cow’s milk because they did not have mare’s milk. Having analyzed data on kumis production by the Mongols contained in the notes left by the 13th c. traveler W. Rubrouck and having compared them with his own observations of South Siberian peoples, the scholar came to the conclusion that the technology had not virtually changed in the five centuries. As a rule, those who made kumis also produced from it a strong alcoholic drink called milk vodka. The scholars disagreed only as far as the Yakuts were concerned: Gmelin referred them to the group of peoples who made vodka from kumis while Müller asserted the opposite. The latter described the technology of vodka production as follows: “Pagan ...

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

..., the poor used cow’s milk because they did not have mare’s milk. Having analyzed data on kumis production by the Mongols contained in the notes left by the 13th c. traveler W. Rubrouck and having compared them with his own observations of South Siberian peoples, the scholar came to the conclusion that the technology had not virtually changed in the five centuries. As a rule, those who made kumis also produced from it a strong alcoholic drink called milk vodka. The scholars disagreed only as far as the Yakuts were concerned: Gmelin referred them to the group of peoples who made vodka from kumis while Müller asserted the opposite. The latter described the technology of vodka production as follows: “Pagan ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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