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A Step Out of Comfort Zone: Opening of the Ice Water Swimming Season in Siberia

The tradition of ice bathing in Russia dates back to the 16th century. Orthodox Christians believe that taking a dip in the freezing water on 19 January is an important part of celebrating Epiphany, or Baptism Day, to wash away one s sins.


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