January 19th – in order to celebrate the Epiphany Day, Russian President Putin participated in the baptism ceremony and soaked ice water in the cold.
Russian satellite news agency reported on the 19th that Putin participated in this year’s Epiphany Festival.
According to the video footage exposed by the media, Putin walked into the pool and immersed his whole body in ice water three times to complete the baptism ceremony.
Putin’s spokesman Peskov said, “I have been asked many times if Putin participates in the manifestation.
You know, it’s tradition that he used to participate. He is loyal to tradition. According to the report, Epiphany is 12 days after Christmas.
In Russia, many people will jump into frozen lakes or rivers to celebrate the festival.