Wealthy men in old Russia (as old as the beginning of the last century) liked to go to a bathhouse in a nice men’s company (nothing gay or straight about this). But those bathhouses were pretty much different from those Russia has today.
One of those luxury bathhouses, one of brothers Yegorovs, in the beginning of the twentieth century is here on the photos today
Lobby, before 1914
Separate changing rooms
Changing rooms inside
There were special bathhouse attendants who were washing visitors.
Pool in the bathhouse
Yeah, no baths for women in this post, they washed at home probably or in less luxury banyas.