Moscow: Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond

It is an old Russian tradition – in the day of Epiphany to dip in the ice cold waters of lake or river, in the cross-shaped ice-hole.
All precautions were taken: the paramedics were ready, diver wearing dry neoprene suite standing near the ice-hole – none of them came into play.

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Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow

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