Epiphany celebration in Moscow

An Orthodox believer takes an icy dip in the Moskva river as part of the celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, Russia, 19 January 2016. People believe that bathing in blessed waters during the holiday of Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body. Temperatures dropped to around minus 15 degrees Celcius, according to weather reports.

An Orthodox believer takes an icy dip in the Moskva river as part of the celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, Russia, 19 January 2016. People believe that bathing in blessed waters during the holiday of Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body. Temperatures dropped to around minus 15 degrees Celcius, according to weather reports.

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An Orthodox believer takes an icy dip in the Moskva river as part of the celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, Russia, 19 January 2016. People believe that bathing in blessed waters during the holiday of Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body. Temperatures dropped to around minus 15 degrees Celcius, according to weather reports.

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