PAVLODAR – This winter, the ice hole for Russian Orthodox Epiphany Day in Pavlodar will be made on the Usolka River tributary, where the water is shallow and the current gentle. Pavlodar residents are advised against swimming in areas of the bigger Irtysh River where there are strong currents.
One ice hole each in areas of still water are to be made in the Irtysh, Kachir and Zhelezinsk districts. In the rural areas of Ekibastuz, three ice holes will be made in the artificial basins of the GRES-1 and GRES-2 power plants and on the lake near the local horse farm.
A font will be installed at Annunciation Cathedral in Pavlodar on Orthodox Epiphany Day to take consecrated water from.