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Tens of thousands of Russians have taken a dip in freezing waters to observe Epiphany, an important holiday.

Water blessed with a priest on the Epiphany week in Orthodox tradition is recognized as pure and sacred, and bathing is thought to possess healing abilities.

In Moscow, 60 official bathing websites were set up by authorities from open air pools to holes in ponds night, for believers.

For many Russians this season, Epiphany bathing was a more comfortable experience. The defence ministry organised parties for the troops serving at the military base in Syria in Russia by putting up an inflated rubber pool.


Significant snowfall and strong winds have hit on the Russian capital, causing numerous flight delays and impeding traffic. The snowstorm that continued for a lot of the day and is forecast to continue suddenly has strained the resources of municipal services, which deployed a large number of trucks and snowplows to clear the roads. Russian news reports said that tons of flights at Moscow airports were cancelled or delayed.A huge cyclone that hit Moscow additionally influenced most other regions of western Russia.The significant snowfall follows an unseasonably warm spell in December when temperatures did not fall below freezing until the end of the month.


CCTV footage has appeared of a Russian hospital physician hitting on a patient who died and later fell.

The patient had previously kicked against a nurse, after which he was hit by a doctor in the head, Russian media reported.

After the CCTV footage came to light the narrative went viral.

Yelena Kozyreva from the area investigations committee said they considered there was no malicious intention in the physician ‘s activities.

The patient was identified by relatives as Yevgeniy Bakhtin, a resident of Belgorod, 56, LifeNews TV reported.

The physician was named as Ilya Zelendinov, in accordance with the station Ren TV that was independently owned.


Theories about the cause of a Russian airliner crash in Sinai that killed 224 passengers are “speculation” at this stage, the Kremlin says.

“Any sort of version of what happened… can only be put forward by the investigation,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

After US and UK officers claimed intelligence suggested the jet may have been bombed he was communicating.

Militants connected to Islamic State (IS) have believed that they directed it down.

The Metrojet Airbus 321, bound for St Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai desert in Egypt only 23 minutes after take-off from Sharm el’s resort -Sheikh on Sunday.

Sharm el-Sheikh, the UK suspended routes to and from on Thursday.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al Sisi, who is on the stop by at the united kingdom, advised the BBC: “We don’t want to speed into conclusions. Most of us discuss the same worries. We should know the reason why.

“The analysis is going to be revealed with all visibility, we have nothing to cover up.”

The IS claim had been formerly ignored by Mr Sisi as propaganda.

Britain’s declaration on the air crash’s moment couldn’t have already been worse, just like Leader Sisi was arriving in London for his first official visit.

A senior official in his delegation said today they were not instructed beforehand. He could have an effect on other issues and explained this might be one of the most critical matters in the present meeting involving the two leaders. We won’t be as receptive, is he put it.

Egyptian officials say they had responded to every English request extra safety at Sharm el Sheik airport including additional troops around the airport.

It is a very awkward time for the Egyptian authorities but, additionally they experience painful questions about their power to keep protection inside the midst of substantial dangers if it’s established that the bomb was up to speed the airplane.


Sir Elton John says he is currently arranging to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin to discuss gay rights.

The pop-star has stated he really wants to keep in touch with Mr Putin about his “absurd” perspective towards the problem – but formerly fell prey to nuisance callers pretending to become the Russian head.

The celebrity stated he’d today obtained an authentic phone from the leader. “He was very affable, he was very apologetic, he was very sincere.

“As soon as I can get a date in my diary that coincides with him, then I will be going… to Moscow and I will meet him.

“Whether or not I make any progress, I don’t know. I’m not going to go straight in there and go, ‘come on, you’ve got to do this, you’ve got to do that.’ This is the starting of a dialogue and you don’t get anywhere without a dialogue.”



Russian authorities have arrested a group of folks they said were planning a terror strike on Moscow, the nation’s anti-terrorism committee said without giving details about the motives of the group.

“After a string of investigations by the security services, a group of people was arrested in the west of Moscow suspected of planning a terrorist attack on the capital,” the committee was quoted by local media as saying. Researchers found (nine pounds) of explosives that were homemade in the suspects’ flat, the official TASS news agency reported. More than 120 people were evacuated from your building and the explosives were defused.