Batch processing in public russian бассейн: descaling the revolution

Let me share with you my experience at a public Russian бассейн (swimming pool) located at a small town 1 hour east of Moscow. For Russian dimensions you can still call this Moscow metropolitan area. It is a funny story, but also reveals some intriguing insights. My wife who grew up in soviet Russia warned me about a number of peculiarities that I took not quite serious. Mistake. When we entered the building the lady at the reception desk informed us that the next group is scheduled in 45 minutes,…

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