The fifth annual Auski Cold Plunge for the Homeless was held on February 14 at Serebryanny Bor. Something of a ârite of passageâ for many an expat, about 60 braved the icy waters of the âBottomless Lakeâ 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 OâSheaâs.
With donations still coming in, a total of more than 300,000 roubles is expected.
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