Ruska Roma: Everyday life of Russian gypsies

First, all the guests are treated to a meal at the bride's house, before relocating to the groom's apartment for the evening festivities. The tables creak under the weight of bottles of champagne, vodka, and other drinks. But gypsies are almost entirely teetotal. They only raise their glasses symbolically to the health of the newlyweds and the birth of many children.

First, all the guests are treated to a meal at the bride's house, before relocating to the groom's apartment for the evening festivities. The tables creak under the weight of bottles of champagne, vodka, and other drinks. But gypsies are almost entirely teetotal. They only raise their glasses symbolically to the health of the newlyweds and the birth of many children.

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