Russian President Vladimir Putin takes a dip in the freezing Lake Seliger

Updated: Jan 20, 2018, 10:49 IST | Agencies

Russian President Vladimir Putin and many Orthodox pilgrims braved a bitter winter snap overnight to take the annual plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and many Orthodox pilgrims braved a bitter winter snap overnight to take the annual plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus. With the temperature hovering around minus 5 degrees C, he lowered himself into the Lake Seliger. PIC/AFP

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