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The only person in Europe who can take a good bath

  During Germany’s “Federal Government Open Day”, German Chancellor Scholz was asked how often he took a shower, and he answered “every day”. In this regard, Dmitry Medvedev, vice chairman of the Russian Federation Security Council, joked on social media that, given the current energy crisis in Europe, Scholz may be the only person in Europe who can take a good bath.
  On August 31, local time, Gazprom’s natural gas supply to Europe through the “Nord Stream-1” pipeline has been suspended. This means that only 20% of the remaining 20% ​​of the key Russian gas pipeline to Europe has also been “cut off”.
   As the weather turns cooler and energy supplies tighten, EU member states are calling for people to forgo comfort, all to reduce reliance on Russian gas and oil. To do this, they invent new ways to save.
   Russia’s “Arguments and Facts Weekly” described the crazy energy-saving practices of Europeans. As fall rolls in, their methods will only grow.
  Use wet cloth instead of shower
   In July this year, the German “Bild” said that Germans only need to wash 4 body parts – buttocks, feet, armpits and groin. Now, German Green Party politician Winfried Kreichmann has further suggested that bathing in hot water could be given up entirely. To save electricity and gas, wipe the body with a damp cloth, he said. This suggestion may be accepted by some people. According to figures from Bild in July, 62% of Germans have already started to reduce the number of baths.
   On August 22, the comprehensive Russian Satellite News Agency and the website of Russia Today (RT) reported that during Germany’s “Federal Government Open Day”, German Chancellor Scholz shared some information about bathing habits, which caused controversy.
   When a reporter asked Scholz how often he took a bath, he quickly replied: “Every day.”
   However, his answer apparently made some people not satisfied, because the German government had previously called on the public to “reduce the number of baths because of the energy crisis.” “So, it seems that only ordinary citizens should not shower in order to support Ukraine,” wrote one user on social media.
   In this regard, Dmitry Medvedev, vice chairman of the Russian Federation Security Council, joked on social media that, given the current energy crisis in Europe, Scholz may be the only person in Europe who can take a good shower.
   RT mentioned that a survey recently released by the German polling agency INSA showed that Scholz’s approval rating had fallen to the lowest point since he took office in December last year. Only 25% of respondents were satisfied with his performance as prime minister, while 62% were dissatisfied with his performance.
  
  Heat only one room in your home Another
   Krechtman suggestion is to heat only one room in your home. He said it was good for the body when the temperature in the home “was not the same everywhere”. “Why go out if you can walk in the kitchen with your clothes on?”
   In the Netherlands, people also believe that the cold doesn’t hurt the body. In April, the set temperature for heating in 200 government buildings in the country dropped from 21C to 19C. Office workers were advised not to stop fighting to save energy, even if it was cold, and to wear two pairs of socks.
  More than 20 percent of adults plan to leave their heating off for the entire winter this year due to soaring energy prices, according to a survey in the UK.
  
  Take off the tie
   Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez believes that people can save electricity by skipping the tie in hot weather. This is exactly what he calls on all enlightened citizens of the country to do.
   “I have asked all ministers, government officials and private sector employees to refrain from wearing ties as much as possible so we will save everyone,” Sanchez said. He didn’t specify how not wearing a tie has anything to do with saving energy, perhaps referring to an open collar instead of turning on the air conditioner.
  
  Close the curtains
   German Green Party politician Robert Habeck suggested that curtains should be closed strictly at night, which can save 5% of heating energy. “It will save your wallet and will anger Putin,” he told the Germans.
  Wash toilet paper
   The Brits share a one-of-a-kind saving concept. The local media began to aggressively promote reusable toilet paper as the price of regular toilet paper skyrocketed, and the trendy rolls that help save money are made of fabric. This sanitary product is not recommended to be thrown into the trash can, but can be placed in the laundry basket and reused after washing.
  
  Live like your ancestors
   In the streets of ancient European cities, there are still drains. This is because in the Middle Ages, all excess in the home and body was drained down the drain, saving resources.
   Hot baths were also a luxury at the time. Queen Isabella of Spanish Castile, who lived in the 15th century, admits that she only took a bath twice in her life – at birth and on her wedding day. The Russian ambassador to France once wrote that His Majesty King Louis XIV “can make wild animals smell bad”.
   Hence, human beings have perfume. The original mission of the famous French perfume was to mask the horrible smell of years of unwashed body with a long-lasting scent.
   Throughout Europe at the time, Russians were once considered “perverts” because they frequented the bathhouse – at least once a month. Now it seems that Russians will soon be “perverts” again in the eyes of Europeans because they sit in warm rooms in winter and don’t stink like Louis XIV.

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