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Hot Tea 20 2, 6:26am

'@comrade'_Comrade They kind of were, and it was common in a *lot* of feudal cultures. The ritual of the "loving cup" included various steps meant to keep both hands busy so neither party could throw a punch. I bet there's plenty in Russian history that have simply fallen by the wayside in the last 1-6 centuries.