Harbin Bakhus: what is hanshin and who such spirtonosa?Vodka was made “in Harbin“ even before its emergence on Severo`s card - East China. It is 45 or even 60 - the-degree Chinese potion was called “őŕířčí“ (or “khan“ that was already sure of the aim the Russian idea supposedly is on the spot - drank two hundred, and the khan to you, the mobster). And today any drinking man, getting to Harbin and to China in general, right there becomes on an edge of an open razor. Why?
Any drinking man, getting to Harbin and to China in general, right there becomes on an edge of an open razor. Why? Because alcohol here very much is also very cheap. Especially hard liquors. And packaging at them such that even “for three“ it is not necessary to think. Bought 45-degree “merzavchik“ of 120 or 140 grams for 4 yuans, overturned it one drink, a sleeve zanyukhat or has a snack on “chicken meat“ (lit, that is), and - “life is adjusted“!
of History of Harbin and Hanshin are inseparable
made Vodka “in Harbin“ even before its emergence on Severo`s card - East China. It is 45 or even 60 - the-degree Chinese potion was called “őŕířčí“ (or “khan“ that was already sure of the aim the Russian idea supposedly is on the spot - drank two hundred, and the khan to you, the mobster).
One old harbinets told me a story of an origin of the name “hanshin“. - long ago the small town - a village was allegedly davny in China with such name. And the small river through it flew of the same name. Once passed these edges big military group. They in this district decided to make a halt. Simple tell-tales were put above on a current, and the commander settled down in the town.
The campaign before a halt was very tiresome: the group went several days without hot food and with short halts for a dream, all very much were tired. Soldiers at once got into the river to wash, bathe and erase, excuse for details, the footcloths. And staff chiefs at the commander were ashamed to relax and only gathered drinking water and cookings. What there was a surprise of the military leader when in half an hour he saw the colleagues absolutely drunk! It turned out that they just satisfied thirst with water from the small river. On a smell and taste it was disgusting, but fortresses - fair!
Here and began to call the Chinese hanshiny vodka, on behalf of this town. Made it everywhere. And in the warm South, and in the cold North where this product, you understand, was more actual, it is pure on the “heating“ properties.
Reading the same V. K. Arsenyev, you will come across a mention of spirtonosa which, risking life, alone went from China in Soviet then already Primorye with freight of the Chinese pervach. To 40 - 45 liters of alcohol these helpers of Bakhus bore on themselves.
As they say, even hundreds years ago, let and on even at all not created market of alcohol, by itself all market components worked. And marketing: where is cheaper - we buy where is more expensive - we sell. And logistics: let on a jungle taiga and with risk for life, but all profit only to me, darling! Everything very simply and “logistichno“.
The first group of the Russian pioneers which came to desert coast of Songhua on April 11, 1898 from Vladivostok faced a problem - where to begin construction of buildings for Management of KVZhD. Winters here thirty-degree, and suitable housing where it is possible to place the administration of the Road, no! Small Chinese fanza - it is not counted.
Looked for, looked for and found in 8 versts from the coast dilapidated (that? yes!) hanshinny plant. Whole 32 constructions. The plant was plundered by hunkhuza a year ago, but not burned. In the next small village found for two Chinese - owners of a zavodik. Nearly two days bargained with them - Chinese like to bargain and are able - and bought all structures for 8000 Liang of silver (400 kilograms of a precious metal, by the way!) .
Here so history of formation of Harbin which then called “the Settlement of Songhua“ was connected with history of spirit business in this district.