The Anti-Putin Shaman’s Magical Mystery Tour

This year, Alexander Gabyshev, a middle-aged man from Siberia who had declared himself a warrior shaman, launched his own personal protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin by setting off on foot from the far north of Russia. His goal: to walk the 5,000 miles to Moscow to drive out the “demon Putin.” He hoped to accomplish this by gathering an army of protestors along the road who would follow him to Moscow, where they would witness his exorcism.

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November 24, 2019
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