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Bathing in ice-cold water on Epiphany

Every year people across Russia bath in the ice-cold rivers and ponds over the night of January 18-19, braving the freezing winter temperatures to celebrate the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus. Check out these photos from different parts of the country that would steal away the very warmth of your blood. 

 

Bathing in ice-cold water on Epiphany

Bathing in ice-cold water on Epiphany

Bathing in ice-cold water on Epiphany

Photos by Alexander Petrosyan

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Bathing in ice-cold water on Epiphany

Photos by fontanka.ru

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Photos by blogs.sacbee.com

 

Крещение 2015

Крещение 2015

 

Крещение 2015

Photos by fotografersha

 

 

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

Крещенские купания

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