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Three font basins to be set up in Penza on Epiphany celebration

08:52 | 12.01.2016 | Society


Penza, 12 January 2016. PenzaNews. Penza will set up three font basins for Epiphany celebrated by Orthodox Christians on Tuesday, January 19, announced Alexei Mikhaylov, head of the city’s Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Department, during the city administration meeting session in the morning of Tuesday, January 12.

Three font basins to be set up in Penza on Epiphany celebration

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The ice-holes where swimming in cold water will be allowed are to be located in “Russkaya Okhota” resort, by Ryleeva street, 1A, and by Gvozdeva street, he said.

The aforementioned locations will be monitored by medics and paramedics, EMERCOM officers and the police, Alexei Mikhaylov stressed.

He also added that emergency services will monitor other Epiphany swimming locations popular among the people, even though they are unsanctioned.

In addition, Alexei Mikhaylov particularly stressed that swimming in the pond by the Zakharyina hospital is outright prohibited.

“The ice there is too thin,” he stressed, and added that the ice on Sura river is also not thick enough.

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