You’ll get no argument on that

"’This is why Americans can’t understand what a Russian is,’ boomed Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky" after jumping into 35 degree water in a river as the air temperature was well below freezing.

One swimmer "quoted a line from a famous poem by Fyodor Tyutchev: ‘You can’t understand Russia with your brain.’"

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  1. Well, as one participant said, “it’s warmer in the water than it is in the air”! Of course, they didn’t have to be standing around in the air in a Speedo and nothing else. But they were!

    This was, don’t you know, a religious festival, “cleansing the soul”, with participants repeatedly crossing themselves before, during, and after the experience.

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