Three font basins to be equipped for Epiphany in Penza
Penza, 15 January 2015. PenzaNews. Three font basins will be equipped in Penza for the Epiphany bathing on Monday night, January 19.
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Two of them will be located in Zheleznodorozhny district — near houses No. 13 and No. 14 on Vtoraya Koshevogo Street and near house No. 1A on Ryleeva Street by Penza-4 railway station.
Another place for swimming will be equipped in Oktyabrsky district, on a pond in Zarya-2 village.
No fonts will be organized in Pervomaysky and Leninsky districts.
“The font basins will be equipped in designated areas in accordance with all the requirements. The employees of the Office for Civil Defense of Penza, police, representatives of the city district administration and doctors will attend and supervise the places of mass bathing,” the press service of the city administration told PenzaNews agency.
The office also added the police will raid the areas in order to locate and rectify illegal font basins.
“Currently, dangerous ice conditions have developed on the Sura river. At this moment, ice is mostly formed out of snow layers, not solid frozen water. This does not meet the standards and might break under the weight of many people. It is not only 10 cm thick, but also has loose structure. In this regard, there is a risk connected with the presence of people on the ice,” Penza mayor's office noted.