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Belt up part II – how the Virgin Mary won Russia’s elections

It’s a week since the scrap of cloth billed as the Virgin Mary’s belt arrived in Moscow following a tour of Russia, and the response in the city has been so extraordinary I thought it was worth a follow-up post. … Continue reading

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Belt up! – the Virgin Mary comes to Moscow

My friend Tamara rang this morning, apologising for running late (she takes my daughter and hers to school). “I’m sure God will punish me for this but BLOODY PILGRIMS!” she wailed. “They’re everywhere: I can’t even get the car out.” … Continue reading

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