Every year, Orthodox believers celebrate the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River.
The spokesman for President Dmitry Peskov said that the president did it publicly for the first time, but that he had done it before. He walked on a frozen lake 250 miles north of Moscow.
Orthodox priests bless the water throughout the week of the Epiphany according to tradition, which makes the water possess a great healing power according to the believers.
The authorities of the Church have made bathroom arrangements for Christian believers in Russia and Siberia with a temperature of -30 ° C.
Vladimir Putin became a regular assistant of orthodox religious rites since he became president of Russia. It is a communist country, but Putin has made the church an important institute in Russia. Currently, Putin is making preparations for the elections to be held in March.
On January 18, President Putin participated in the 75th anniversary ceremony of the Nazi siege of Leningrad. First, he placed flowers in the Piskaryovskoye memorial cemetery and paid tribute to the residents and defenders of the city of Leningrad. He also visited the historical military complex of Nevsky Pyatachok. He also visited the Panorama Proryv Museum in Kirovsk and met youth from youth organizations.