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Fedor jumps in a river

Fedor’s training camp sure seems like fun. There’s been a steady stream of pictures flowing out of Stary Oskol showing Fedor training outdoors in funky tracksuits, working with a large team of mean looking Russians, and of course the famous Riding A Horse picture. Now as a part of his kooky orthodox Christmas celebrations, he spent yesterday dipping himself in the Oskol river with his spiritual adviser and entourage member Father Andrew.

Here’s the description of the Epiphany ‘holiday’ as it is celebrated by Russians:

The Epiphany, celebrated in Russia on January 19, marks the baptism of Jesus in the Orthodox Church. Believing that on this day water becomes holy and is imbued with special powers, Russians all over the country cut holes in the ice of lakes and rivers, often in the shape of the cross, to bathe in the freezing water.

Participants in the ritual may dip themselves three times under the water, honoring the Holy Trinity, to symbolically wash away their sins from the past year, and to experience a sense of spiritual rebirth. Orthodox priests are on hand to bless the water, and rescuers are on hand to monitor the safety of the swimmers in the ice-cold water.

And now, spiritually reborn and cleansed of his defeat, Fedor is ready to smash some faces in!

(via the Garv)

  • G Funk

    By looking at the collage I gather that Fedor took a dip in the fountain of Rogain w/ minoxadil and came out as a hairy buger under an upside-down building(common in mother Russia)

  • frickshun

    Why does every man in Russia have the same build?

  • CAP

    AWWWW SHIIIIT! Fedor’s secret powers revealed!

  • Smitler

    “Why does every man in Russia have the same build?”

    The small men get eaten by the big men. It’s tough in Russia.

  • Omomatta

    ^I was going to say rampant inbreeding. But that works too.

  • agentsmith

    Rasputin is STILL alive?!

  • Reem.Hadouken

    He actually looks a bit less pudgy but it’s hard to say.

  • glassjawsh

    not every day you hear a rasputin joke, nice

  • Reverend Clint

    looks like a ripped version of rob zombie/jesus showed up

  • Rad_Brad

    The all have the same build for two simple Russian reasons:

    1 – it’s fuckin’ cold – need extra fat layer
    2 – vodka flows from the faucets like water – keeps you warm

  • iamphoenix

    no comments on the jizz falling from fedor’s face?

  • Grappo

    Where’s Igor?

    btw, I had no idea that Fedor’s “spiritual guide” dude or whatever the fuck he is was so big.

  • frickshun

    Grappo–>WTF are you talking about?? That is just this dude in a beard:

  • Grappo

    He may be the real World’s Most Interesting Man! –

  • Fedor1

    Ask Fedor Emelianenko –

  • Predator8u

    I’d like to try that. “water taste like oppression and Uranium”

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