Pushkov commented on Epiphany bathing US Ambassador

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka USA in Russia John huntsman while bathing in the font of the new Jerusalem monastery in Moscow region. 21 January 2018Pushkov commented on Epiphany bathing US Ambassador© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov commented on the participation of the American Ambassador in Russia John Huntsman in Epiphany bathing.

«In a situation when contacts between Moscow and Washington has almost gone to zero at the initiative of the USA swimming Ambassador Huntsman in the hole was the most striking event in this relationship. The Ambassador tries as you can, only swimming will not help,» Senator wrote on his Twitter page.

In a situation when contacts between Moscow and Washington has almost gone to zero at the initiative of the USA swimming Ambassador Huntsman in the hole was the most striking event in this relationship. The Ambassador tries as you can, only swimming will not help.

— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) January 21, 2018

Earlier it became known that the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman plunged into the baptismal font of the new Jerusalem monastery in Moscow suburbs.

Together with the Ambassador swam nine people. On the question of RIA Novosti, as it was, the huntsman replied, «This is new to me, but experience.» He said that «impressed by this great tradition,» he previously watched videos in the Internet and mentally prepared for the dive. According to the Ambassador, participation in such events gives an insight into the religion and culture of Russia.

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka USA in Russia John huntsman while bathing in the font of the new Jerusalem monastery in Moscow region. 21 January 2018Pushkov commented on Epiphany bathing US Ambassador© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka USA in Russia John huntsman while bathing in the font of the new Jerusalem monastery in Moscow region. 21 Jan 2018

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