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Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond
Russia
It is an old Russian tradition - on the day of Epiphany you dip in the ice cold waters of lake or river, through a cross-shaped hole in the ice.
All precautions were taken: the paramedics were ready, divers wearing dry neoprene suits were standing near the ice-hole - but none of them came into play.

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