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Underwater Christmas Eve celebrations in subzero Lake Baikal

Russian divers stage a pre-New Year party underwater in Lake Baikal

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Underwater Christmas Eve celebrations in subzero Lake Baikal

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Members of Irkutsk’s diving club, in Siberia, dressed up as Santa and braved the minus 20 degree surface temperatures of Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest, this Christmas eve

The took a christmas tree and a bottle of wine, ten metres down to celebrate their final dive of 2016.

Christmas is celebrated on January 7th in Russia, under Russian Orthodox tradition.