Divine inspiration? The all-women sect that worships Vladimir Putin as the reincarnation of St Paul


Divine inspiration The all-women sect that worships Vladimir Putin as the reincarnation of St Paul

4:16 PM on 5th October 2011

Russian idol An all-women sect has sprung up in the village of Bolshaya Yelnia which worships Vladimir Putin as the reincarnation of St Paul the Apostle

Russian idol An all-women sect has sprung up in the village of Bolshaya Yelnia which worships Vladimir Putin as the reincarnation of St Paul the Apostle

Comparisons: A caricature in a Moscow magazine has Mr Putin sat opposite Leonid Brezhnev, the late Russian leader who led the country for 18 years

Comparisons: A caricature in a Moscow magazine has Mr Putin sat opposite Leonid Brezhnev, the late Russian leader who led the country for 18 years

Vladimir Putin going fishing in Yenisey River Vladimir Putin horseriding in Kyzyl

Tough guy: The Prime Minister has been quick to get himself pictured in “outdoor pursuits” like fishing and horse riding as he considers standing for president again next year

Leading Soviet: Leonid Brezhnev walks with then German Chancellor Willi Brandt in 1973. If Putin wins the election in March, he could be in power until 2024

Leading Soviet: Leonid Brezhnev walks with then German Chancellor Willi Brandt in 1973. If Putin wins the election in March, he could be in power until 2024

Old times: Mr Putin has spoken of his plans to create a

Old times: Mr Putin has spoken of his plans to create a “Eurasian Union” – sparking fears of a revival of the USSR