19.01.2008 Russia. Novosibirsk.
Russian people plunge into an ice-hole during celebrations of Epiphany. Traditional 'Epiphany bathing' symbolises batism of Christ and ice-holes in rivers are blessed by the priests to represent holy waters of the Jordan River.

(C) Photo Credit by: Valery Titievsky (image by Valery Titievsky)
19.01.2008 Russia. Novosibirsk. Russian people plunge into an ice-hole during celebrations of Epiphany. Traditional 'Epiphany bathing' symbolises batism of Christ and ice-holes in rivers are blessed by the priests to represent holy waters of the Jordan River. (C) Photo Credit by: Valery Titievsky
©Valery Titievsky
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