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'Right on the bank of the river there is a station Ob, a big trading city with magnificent cathedral, great schools and shops — very American-like.'
1904, priest Mitrophan Serebryaniy

Faith conquers the cold: across Siberia, Russians mark Orthodox Epiphany

Despite warnings of severe temperatures, hundreds of thousands of Russians take ice dips in an annual ritual marking Christ’s baptism in the River Jordan.




The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies