Preparing an ice hole for the Orthodox Epiphany ceremony

Hieromonch Nikandr from a local male skete operates a chainsaw while preparing an ice hole for the Orthodox Epiphany ceremony on the ice-covered Mana river, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in Taiga area near the Siberian village of Mansky outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Hieromonch Nikandr from a local male skete operates a chainsaw while preparing an ice hole for the Orthodox Epiphany ceremony on the ice-covered Mana river, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in Taiga area near the Siberian village of Mansky outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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Hieromonch Nikandr from a local male skete operates a chainsaw while preparing an ice hole for the Orthodox Epiphany ceremony on the ice-covered Mana river, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), in Taiga area near the Siberian village of Mansky outside Krasnoyarsk.

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