Moscow, January 18, Interfax - The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolayev, traditionally plunged into the Baptismal font, despite the fact that the thermometer dropped below -40 degrees today.
"For me, this is a special sacrament, purification. These days it's very important to enrich yourself spiritually, to recharge for the whole coming year," Nikolayev wrote on this occasion in his Telegram channel.
In a short video posted right there, it can be seen how Nikolayev makes the sign of the Cross over himself and plunges into the ice hole three times.
At the same time, the head of the republic recalled that water holes and baptismal fonts were organized in ten districts of Yakutia and in Yakutsk in compliance with all sanitary standards and safety measures.