Russian Girls in Opening of the Ice Water Swimming Season

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

In the following, you will see different pictures of the Russian girls in the opening of the ice water swimming season in Siberia.


Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


The tradition of ice bathing in Russia dates back to the 16th century. Orthodox Christians believe that taking a dip in the freezing water on 19 January is an important part of celebrating Epiphany, or Baptism Day, to wash away one’s sins.

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


The custom was quite popular even during Soviet times, though it had no relation to religion. The practice of ice swimming is called morzhevanie, and those who take part in it are morzhi (Russian for walruses).

Warning: you’d better not attempt this without the necessary preparation. And while you decide on whether to try ice swimming or not.

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming


Russian Girls In The Ice Water Swimming

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Source: Sputnik



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