Peskov explained getting Epiphany bathing Putin in the video
Epiphany bathing Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to demonstrate in the media, because this year it took place in public mode. About it said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
“It was quite a lot of the parishioners, the President for a short part of the prayer service, which was in the temple. (…) So I decided to show you. Before it was more discrete,” said Sands.
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So a Kremlin spokesman responded to a question of journalists why earlier Epiphany bathing Putin was not advertised.
Vladimir Putin in the night of January 19, plunged through the ice on lake Seliger. President takes part in the Epiphany bathing was filmed. According to Peskov, the temperature in the area of Seliger held at six or seven degrees below zero.
The head of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexander Volkov earlier said that swimming is not a mandatory component of Epiphany, but just a good tradition. He recalled that the man who dipped into the icy water, he is responsible for their own health.