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MOSCOW, January 19, 11:23 /ITAR-TASS/. Over 90,000 Orthodox believers bathed in ice holes in Moscow on 19 January, the Russian Orthodox festival of Epiphany, commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ, the press service of the Russian capital’s police said on Sunday. Many consider diving into icy water as a good way to erase their sins.
Over 165,000 Muscovites and guests of the capital took part in Epiphany festivities overnight. Night religious services were held in 125 churches and cathedrals.
No serious incidents have been registered. Over 2,500 police officers were engaged in ensuring law and order in Moscow.