A coven of witches is casting spells to help empower Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The gathering of mystics in Moscow is a group said to be one of the most powerful in Russia.
They performed a circle of power and read incantations to help Putin defeat his enemies.
Self-proclaimed leader, Alyona Polyn, spoke the words saying:
“We have gathered here to make the world better off through Russia.”
The group, clad in black robes, seek to improve quality of life for the Russian people and in turn make the world a better place.
While some may see it as no different from a religious person praying for the president, others drew a different comparison to the current political climate.
I wonder how many Witches in US are saying "Sorry Trump you're on your own".
(*raises my hand*)
— KIᗰᗷᗩ (@KimbaTheWitch) February 7, 2019
Russian trolls seeing Satan in Hillary is a bit ironic given recent news of the Witches for Putin ceremony in Moscow: https://t.co/mozvuxlo36
— John Newcomb (@newcombjohn) February 8, 2019
American witches: casting spells against Trump. Russian witches: casting spells in support of Putin. Now are they going to fight each other? pic.twitter.com/FpWAKw2O0t
— Weeb Pride World Wide (@CYBERVIOLENCE_) February 6, 2019
I’m confused. Should we be rooting *for* or *against* the witches if we oppose Trump, Putin and Russian interference?
— JeffS (@jdonaldson8) February 6, 2019
Russia has a history of the occult mixed with politics.
While the mysterious nature of figures such as Grigori Rasputin certainly fed the imagination of Russia’s supernatural ties, people tend to think of that as before Communist Russia.
However, the communist leadership failed to stamp out the country’s love of the mystical, and as recently as 2017, the country had 800,000 people claiming to be psychics, mediums, witches or some other kind of similar profession.
This current group of Russian witches is blessing the Russian leader and directing curses at his enemies.
Does this make sense?
So … if Orthodox Priests are blessing the guns and missiles the Russian Military use, and Witches are casting spells to protect Putin, is the entire Russian government going to end up in fire and brimstone? https://t.co/ZewLKsBzsA
— Stan Wiechnik (@StanWiechnik) February 7, 2019
And Putin's supposed faith, Russian Orthodox Christianity, is OK with this? Or does "witch" have a completely different meaning than it does in the West?
— Kevin Snapp (@kevin_snapp) February 8, 2019
‘Russian witches and seers performed on Tuesday one of their most powerful rituals, "the circle of power,” to pass on their mystical energy to President Vladimir Putin.‘
does America have a witch gap? https://t.co/ylQ1HXU9U5
— Andy (@KeatsTabby) February 6, 2019
I predicted new excitement headlines today. pic.twitter.com/ge4ACVA6WJ
— The 💝 life of Sissi💌 (@Orlog2verdandi) February 6, 2019
After the ceremony, the leader of the coven of Russian witches spoke to reporters saying:
“I must say, this is not a rally, this is a circle of power.I associate a rally as people walking with signs and chanting some with little result.
“This is concrete action, a magical act aimed at improving quality of Russia, on planet earth and of course, to help the president.”
Putin has served as the president of the Russian state since the start of the 21st century. He won his most recent re-election last March with over 76% of the vote.
However, public trust in the leader is at an all time low.
Data released from the government run Public Opinion Research Center stated only 33.4% of Russian citizens had faith in Putin. This is down nearly 40 percentage points from a high of 71% in 2015.
While Donald Trump may have similar approval numbers, the US president does not have the backing of US witches.
Since his inauguration, thousands of witches have been casting their own spells to inconvenience or doom the president.