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Russia: Brave ladies of Lipetsk hit freezing petal-scattered waters for Women's Day01:52

Russia: Brave ladies of Lipetsk hit freezing petal-scattered waters for Women's Day

Russian Federation, Lipetsk
March 8, 2017 at 19:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Female residents of the Russian city of Lipetsk celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday by plunging in the freezing waters of a local river, swimming among rose petals laid especially for their icy venture.

About ten ice-cold water lovers, also known as 'walruses' were seen dipping into the freezing water after men scattered the petals on the ground and in the river.

One of the participants of the event, Kataeva Nadezhda said that "the congratulations [received at] home are one thing, we will receive them anyway, but the congratulations [we receive] here [are] a different thing: it is a spring mood, it is nature, beauty, happiness, health and a lot of emotions."

Russia: Brave ladies of Lipetsk hit freezing petal-scattered waters for Women's Day01:52
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Female residents of the Russian city of Lipetsk celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday by plunging in the freezing waters of a local river, swimming among rose petals laid especially for their icy venture.

About ten ice-cold water lovers, also known as 'walruses' were seen dipping into the freezing water after men scattered the petals on the ground and in the river.

One of the participants of the event, Kataeva Nadezhda said that "the congratulations [received at] home are one thing, we will receive them anyway, but the congratulations [we receive] here [are] a different thing: it is a spring mood, it is nature, beauty, happiness, health and a lot of emotions."

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