Vladimir Putin took part in the Epiphany bathing on lake Seliger
Moscow. 19 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the end of the work program in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region on Thursday went to the Tver region, where he visited the monastery of the Nilo-Stolobenskaya desert, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“On the occasion of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord Putin attended part of the Liturgy and also took part in Epiphany bathing at lake Seliger”, — he said.
According to a spokesperson, this year the traditional Epiphany frosts in Central Russia is not observed, so “the temperature in the lake that night did not fall below 6-7 degrees below zero”.
Peskov also said that Putin is not the first experience the holiday of Epiphany. “The President has for a number of years, is dipped in the hole”, — he explained.