Russian Mysticism…

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“Depressed and disoriented… Russians have abandoned reason for magical thinking…” says writer Vladimir Ruvinsky… Over the past decade… as the economy stagnated… political protest was suppressed… more and more Russians now think aliens have visited Earth… 80% of Russians identify as Orthodox Christians… but only 40% say that they believe in God… and less than 7% regularly go to church… Two-thirds of Russian women say they turn to magicians… fortune-tellers… and psychics for emotional help… Pres. Putin encourages these superstitions… because it “squeezes out critical thinking…” A gullible populace is easy to rule…