"Sodomites and drunkards ..." Who first began to denigrate the Russians.

“They (the Muscovites) are generally very brutal people and pounce on each other with inexhaustible and harsh words, like dogs. On the streets you constantly see such kind of quarrels and woman’s scraps, and they are conducted so zealously that you’ve gotten hold of each other's hair.
However, it rarely comes to beatings, but if it’s already gone so far, then they fight with fist fight and beat each other hard on the sides. No one has ever seen the Russians summoning each other to exchange saber blows or bullets, as is usually done in Germany and in other places of blog.


But there are cases that noble grandees and even princes bravely beat each other with whips while sitting on horses. We have reliable information about this, and we ourselves have seen two children from the boyars who quarreled like that they quit each other ...
Unfortunately, during outbursts of anger and abuse, they do not use unfortunately, we have widespread curses and wishes with sending to hell, etc.Instead, they use many shameful, vile words and ridicule: "bl .... n s ...., s .... n, dog, b .... t ... mother, .... ba ... mother. " And added to the "grave", and even other vile speech.
They say it is not only adults and old, but also small children. So that, however, scolding, abuse and dishonor could not be accomplished, without distinction, with respect to the ignoble and noble people, the authorities would order that the one who strikes or otherwise dishonors a noble person or his servant or grand duke’s servant , is obliged to pay a large monetary fine, which is said to "pay for dishonor" ...

They are so devoted to carnal pleasures and debauchery, that some defile the vile vices, which we call sodomy; they use not only pueros mulebria pati assuetor, but also men and HORSES.
This circumstance provides them with a topic for conversations at feasts. Captured in such crimes are not punished from them seriously ...
A vice of drunkenness is so widespread among this people in all classes, both spiritual and secular, men and women, that if you see them wallowing like pigs in the streets in the streets, then you don’t pay attention to this ... "- from notes "On the journey to Muscovy" Adam Olearius (Holstein Embassy) 1633.


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