Russia's Modern Mystics

Twenty-first century Russians, faced with growing uncertainty, are flocking to mystics for help. For Our World the BBC Russian Service's Olga Smirnova investigates the phenomenon.

Growing numbers of Russians are consulting mystics and psychics. It's been a longstanding flirtation - most famously, a century ago, the country's last Royal family became reliant on a mystical faith healer called Rasputin. But now, 21st century Russians, faced with growing uncertainty and insecurity, are flocking to mystics for help. For Our World the BBC Russian Service's Olga Smirnova investigates the phenomenon.

25 minutes

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Fri 11 Mar 2016 03:30GMT

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