A samovar in Russia is not just a device that boils water. It is a symbol of family leisure, warm gatherings with family, unhurried heart-to-heart conversation.
Samovar is not just part of the past gastronomic traditions, it has become a cultural phenomenon in our country.
Besides practical samovars, there are samovars symbolic.
The roots of the history of the samovar go far deeper than one might imagine.
In many Russian museums that have expositions dedicated to the Russian way of life of the XIX century, one or more samovars are usually present among other exhibits.
At the end of the XVII - beginning of the XVIII century in Europe there was a tradition of creating miniature houses, equipped with all the necessary items of furniture and household goods, which are just as small.
Today samovars are associated primarily with Tula and are perceived as one of the important elements of the traditional Russian cultural code.
The wood (coal) samovar is practically not used in Russia in everyday life in the last several decades for objective reasons, consisting in the transition to the use of conventional (for gas cookers) and electric kettles.
Today the industrial production of samovars is only in Tula, in the famous factory stamp.
The volume of most modern models of samovars of a few liters.
Life goes on as usual, and traditional forms of familiar objects over time, begin to seem somewhat outdated.
Samovar Russian invention justly considered, but similar in design of the device, invented independently, can be found in some other cultures.
Samovar large initially born not out of love for records.
Vladimir Safonov, unknown to a wider audience, possessed extrasensory abilities (scientific evidence) and was very versatile person.