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Epiphany: Orthodox Christians across Russia brave icy dip

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19 January is a special day for Orthodox Christians across Russia, including President Vladimir Putin. It’s a day reserved for commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, and it’s called Epiphany. Though temperatures are as low as -20 Celsius, some celebrated this by submerging themselves in ice-cold water.


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