Vladimir Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox Epiphany

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Russian president joins millions in braving freezing temperatures for annual religious ritual

Vladimir Putin has joined millions of Orthodox believers to plunge bare-chested into icy water in a Russian tradition marking the Epiphany.

Surrounded by Orthodox priests and glittering religious icons, and with the temperature hovering around -5C, the president lowered himself into the waters of Lake Seliger, 220 miles north-west of Moscow.

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