Construction of the Finnish sauna
Sauna - analogue of Russian bath. Under the sauna in Russia usually refers to the steam room with dry steam, but in fact in the sauna simply do not have the tank with water, only hot stones. In practice, the sauna does not differ from the bath - Finns as amenable to steam, just use birch brooms. Typically, the temperature is maintained in the range of 70-100 ° C, and humidity is controlled by the amount of water, throws (Resist) of the bucket on the stove (Fin. kiuas). The juxtaposition of saunas and baths apparently is due to the fact that the Russian tourists "forget" to take the steam room with a bucket of water. Saunas and baths can be heated "in the black" and "white." In modern apartments are usually installed electric heater. According to statistics, in Finland every second dwelling (apartment, single family house) has a sauna. If the apartment is not a private sauna, in the house certainly have a shared sauna, usually located in the basement or ground floor. In total in the country there are about 2 million saunas - 5 million people. Sauna declared a national symbol of Finland and an integral part of Finnish culture - as well as NDIS, Kalevala and Sibelius.