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Hundreds of Russians take chilly dip in icy rivers as they mark Epiphany
| 19th January 2012
| Wil Longbottom
Posted on 01/20/2012 12:32:14 PM PST by klpt
Mouths open in shock and muscles tensed at the freezing temperatures, these Russian plunge themselves into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany. In temperatures approaching -10 degrees, hundreds of Russian Orthodox Church followers brave the dip into especially cut holes in the ice om Tyarlevo village, near St Petersburg, at midnight.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: christianity; orthodox; russian
posted on 01/20/2012 12:32:26 PM PST
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Hmmm.....Epiphany was on January 6th.
posted on 01/20/2012 12:49:33 PM PST
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Jumping into icy water? Well, the guy next to me would’ve been warm for a couple seconds.
posted on 01/20/2012 12:51:45 PM PST
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
Russian Orthodox Church uses an old calendar, which is 13 days behind. They celebrate Christmas on January 7th, for example.
posted on 01/20/2012 12:59:15 PM PST
In case anybody out there doesn’t understand why the Red Army kicked German ^ss in the winter of 1941/42, let them take a look at these pics.
posted on 01/20/2012 1:24:42 PM PST
Those girls were in the Red Army? Wow.
posted on 01/20/2012 2:12:10 PM PST
I think my body temperature dropped about 10 degrees just looking at these pictures. Yipes!
posted on 01/20/2012 2:37:33 PM PST
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