5th Annual Auski Cold Plunge

Selection_548The fifth annual Auski Cold Plunge for the Homeless was held on February 14 at Serebryanny Bor. Something of a ‘rite of passage’ for many an expat, about 60 braved the icy waters of the ‘Bottomless Lake’ to give something back to those living rough in Moscow at 2,500 roubles per swimmer. The Russian Emergencies Ministry kindly ensured their safety. The Australian and New Zealand ambassadors led the charge in the water, and a warm-up after party saw even more fun at Katie O’Shea’s.

With donations still coming in, a total of more than 300,000 roubles is expected.


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