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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Orthodox believers dive into icy rivers to mark Epiphany” – below is their description.
Orthodox believers celebrate the #Epiphany by plunging into the icy water to “purify” their souls. Join CGTN to watch Russians and Ukrainians celebrating the Epiphany by dipping into the Moscow River, and the Dnipro River at the island Pechersk Lavra near Kyiv, Ukraine, respectively.CGTN YouTube Channel
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Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.