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Swimmers brave freezing Russian temperatures to take river dip

Swimmers in Russia today braved freezing weather conditions to take their weekly dip in the Yenisei River, Divnogorsk.

With temperatures at -17 degrees celsius, members of the local swimming club stepped up their training regimes in the toughest of environments.

Members of the swimming club decend down the bank of the Yenisei River. Credit: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Swimmers take part in the weekly bathing session in Divnogorsk, Russia. Credit: lya Naymushin/Reuters
The current air temperature in Divnogorsk is -17 degrees celsius. Credit: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters