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City news, 09.07.2001 15:57

Bathing in the Saint lake.

C:Мои документыантоний2.jpg 800 years ago an obscure hermit Anthony came to Dimskoje lake. According to a legend he daily came to the stone in the middle of the lake and prayed for several hours. Later a cross was raised here. Now there is a custom to swim and pray around this cross. It is said that bathing in the Saint lake can cure many diseases and illnesses.

Photo by N. Polinin, Interpress

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