Yaroslavl. 19 Jan. INTERFAX – the Mayor of Yaroslavl Vladimir Sleptsov, urged city officials to bathe in Epiphany, and he did not hesitate to plunge into the plunge pool, have informed “Interfax” in the press service of the city hall.
“Vladimir Dolgopolov took part in Epiphany bathing in Yaroslavl” – said the Agency interlocutor.
Eyewitnesses told the Agency that the mayor attended a Church service at the Tolga convent, but after it didn’t go along with everyone to the hole on the Volga river.
In the photo on the website of the mayor in Instagram captures the moment when he dives into the hole in one of the ponds in the monastery, which is confirmed by the photo posted by his Deputy Ivan by Lileeva.
However, local journalists captured okunayka in the font together with the parishioners on the river of the Deputy mayor of Alexey Toropov.
The heads of territorial administrations of Yaroslavl, which the mayor was invited to take part in bathing, regularly perform the ceremony.
“Epiphany bathing in Zavolzhsky district of Yaroslavl were held at a high level. We work closely with the Russian Orthodox Church, and I myself personally five years immersed in the baptismal font the baptismal night,” – said “Interfax” the head of administration of Zavolzhsky Andrey Mamontov.
The head of administration of Kirovsky and Leninsky districts Love Harsh plans to go to Jordan in the evening.
“I participate in swimming for over ten years. Today I plan to go after work”, – said the Agency L. Harsh.
Meanwhile, the Governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitry Mironov, criticized the mayor instructed the officials to swim, he attended a Church service and plunged into the plunge pool in the town of Uglich.
Earlier it was reported that on January 12 during the weekly meeting, the mayor of Yaroslavl Vladimir Sleptsov urged the heads of districts of the city to take part in Epiphany bathing and set an example for residents.
This caused a stir in the media. Press Secretary of the Yaroslavl Archdiocese the priest Alexander Stomski said that officials also are equal before God, and the Central elements of the holiday are Holy communion and confession.
At a meeting of the government of the Yaroslavl region Governor Dmitry Mironov criticized the speech of the mayor, comparing it with the article.