Russia Warns Against Ice Baptisms

Video of child being forced into ice hole sparks outrage

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 23, 2011 3:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Chucking unwilling children into holes in the Siberian ice isn't the great idea some Orthodox believers appear to think it is, Russian authorities warn. The trend for "ice baptisms"—usually carried out during the Russian Orthodox festival of Epiphany in January—has been... More »

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