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Underwater Christmas Eve celebrations in subzero Lake Baikal


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Underwater Christmas Eve celebrations in subzero Lake Baikal

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.