The PJ Tatler

Putin for Czar! No, Make it God!

There was already a cult in Nizhny Novgorod that had proclaimed President Putin the incarnation of Saint Paul.  Now, at a “United Russia” Party Congress in St Petersburg, the faithful are collecting money for a temple for him.  (the link is in Italian, the only place I’ve seen this so far, but you can trust the translation).

One of the deputies at the Congress, one Vladimir Kosolapov, told his brethren that “Putin must become the spiritual father of the new religion of the One God,”  and in early July, a first vice president in Chechnya proclaimed that Putin had been placed on earth by “Destiny and the Almighty.”

So maybe it’s right for foreign leaders to bow to him.  Just saying…