Vladimir Putin went to the Baptism at lake Seliger near the Nilo-Stolobenskaya desert. In order for the President to change, close the hole set warm tent. The GDP came in a sheepskin coat, reminiscent of Amici sheepskin, boots on his bare feet. The singing of the monks, he went down on the wooden railing, crossed himself, and then twice plunged into the water: first shoulders, and then almost with his head.
To the question: “Not cold?”. The President responded cheerfully: “Excellent!” According to the press Secretary head of state Dmitry Peskov, as traditional Epiphany frosts in Central Russia this year is not observed, the air temperature in the lake on the night of 19 January did not fall below 6-7 degrees.
In General, for the President of Epiphany bathing is a common thing. Last year Peskov also said that Putin does not drink champagne for the inauguration of the trump, and plunged into the icy water.
But this time the shots Epiphany bathing for the first time decided to make public because of the approaching elections: it is the most obvious way to prove to voters that the leading candidate is healthy and is in great physical shape.
Note that the video captured the whole process of dipping of the President in the hole: the roller is mounted so that the GDP first is visible in the coat and boots, and then once in the hole on the belt. Style trunks of the President remained unknown.