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Whether we will celebrate Day of a thick glass tumbler?

“And immediately Venedikt Erofeyev drank“

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, nevertheless in Soviet period to live it was incomparable more cheerfully! In - the first because I was at that time much younger. And in - the second, those years a set of professional holidays ponapridumat. Almost each day off became festive. Every Sunday there is a reason for fun.

And had fun! Who saw Day of the metallurgist, say, in Cherepovets or Day of the miner in Donetsk, remembered for a long time.

The Soviet people liked to have fun. Before it was pleasant that workers began to think out new reasons for filling of glasses. Then - that on open spaces of the Homeland wonderful the nice holiday - Day of a thick glass tumbler was also born .

Who entered it into use, it is unknown. Precisely, not the Politburo of the Central Committee of CPSU. But the holiday with such name could not but get accustomed. He also got accustomed. Moreover, serious danger of falsification appeared. Vsyak strove to declare in the Afternoon of a thick glass tumbler any date, convenient for personal binge. Here it was necessary to tell the word to scientists.

Scientists, having rummaged in the Wikipedias, authoritatively declare the following. Birthday of a thick glass tumbler is considered on September 11, 1943 . It is a date of issue of the first Soviet thick glass tumbler at glass plant in the city the Goose - Crystal. Traditionally the author of the Soviet thick glass tumbler the sculptor V. I. Mukhina (1889 - 1953) to what documentary confirmations are not available is considered. And here the fact that according to the sketch of the author of the well-known sculptural group “Worker and Collective Farmer“ the Soviet glass beer mug - the fact proved was made.

If the speech went about beer. The destiny of the Soviet thick glass tumbler is similar to destiny of the Soviet “Zhigulyovsk“ beer. The first “Zhigulyovsk“ beer was welded in Samara till 1917 and was called then “Vienna“. Its release was resumed in 1934 when it was required to supply the Soviet people with beer. However, having changed the name for less bourgeois.

In the same way the first thick glass tumbler from glass was, speak, is made at the time of Peter I at the same plant in the Goose - Crystal. Also it is presented to the tsar as unbreakable ware for drinking of alcoholic drinks. Petr “immediately drank“ (see an epigraph) then he tried a glass on durability, hryastnuv it about a floor from all force. The glass, naturally, broke, than for some reason caused affection of the emperor who permitted this ware to the universal use. Especially, in his opinion, the thick glass tumbler did not jump out from hands during rolling by the ships.

Generally, before October revolution glass thick glass tumblers were found in the Russian houses. What pictures of the nice expressionist Kuzma Petrov - Vodkina (1878 - 1939) testify to .

Apparently, pre-revolutionary stocks ran low by 1943. However, as it is sung in V. Vysotsky`s song, “there is one more assumption“. Thick glass tumblers began to let out in connection with release of dishwashing units for dining rooms. These glasses had to is better to keep in cells of special boxes. Besides, despite unsuccessful result of the experiment made by Peter I, the thick glass tumbler made of thick glass nevertheless is stronger than thin not cut. When falling on a floor cut survived more often why registered in the enterprises of the Soviet public catering and on railway transport. Tea in trains was given in thick glass tumblers with coasters.

Public catering glasses was not zapadlo to pull together. It was sung on radio: “All around collective-farm, all around mine“. So they became favourite ware drinking “for three“. Especially as to a glass rim in a glass exactly 167 grams of vodka - a third a floor - a liter bottle were located. And from here and till a national holiday of “day of a thick glass tumbler“ no distance!

Yes, one more scientific data for bores and “botanists“. Quantity of sides on a glass - 16 or 17. In late Soviet period glasses more graceful, icosahedral appeared.