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Cult In Russia: Children Told To ‘Pray For The President’

Posted by Info on 12/06/2010

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin insisted there is no cult of his personality in Russia.
The prayer written in the cards asks God to send the Archangel Michael “to help defend Your servants Dmitry and Vladimir from enemies seen and unseen.
However: “The maturity of today’s Russian society, believe me, is high enough to prevent development of the kinds of processes that we ran up against in the 1930s, 40s and 50s of the last century,” Mr Putin said, referring to the personality cult of Josef Stalin, who was raised to the status of a deity by the Soviet propaganda machine.

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