VLADIMIR Putin has an occult obsession ranging from mind reading to blood rituals, experts have claimed.
The paranoid and reportedly increasingly ill leader is said to swear by the ramblings of a psychic whose “mind reading” has brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon.
The deeply superstitious Vlad is also said to fear shaman curses, have a black dog and an eagle ritually sacrificed, and even bathe in “magical” deer antler blood to boost his sex drive.
Putin and his closest circle of cronies “believe in many magical things” – according to researchers.
And some of those beliefs may have led in part to Russia’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine.
Russian writer Oleg Kashin, who has done extensive research on Putin’s ties to the occult, told The Sun Online how Vlad’s worldview was shaped by the “mind readings” of a spy named Georgy Rogozin.
Rogozin was a KGB commander with an interest in the paranormal – he researched telepathy, parapsychology and other spurious fields of study, even claiming to have “powers” himself.
Nicknamed “Merlin in the Kremlin” or “Nostradamus in Uniform,” he claimed to be able to read minds, summon spirits, and even predict the future of Putin’s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin.
And his influence is said to still reign over Putin — even though he died in 2014.
“The deranged hallucinations of a long-dead Kremlin psychic led to a real war and brought the world to the brink of nuclear war,” Kashin told The Sun Online.
“One cannot escape the mysticism that surrounds the decisions of Putin and his circle.
“They believe in many magical things.”
Rogozin claimed he entered the mind of former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
After lying down and falling into a hypnotic trance while staring at a photograph of her, he claimed that Albright had detected an extreme hatred for Russia.
America wants to rid Russia of Siberia and give the US access to its vast oil reserves, he claimed.
While there is no factual basis whatsoever, Putin has regularly cited this as fact throughout his tenure – as has Nikolai Patrushev, one of the tyrant’s closest advisers.
In addition to his belief in Rogozin’s psychic powers, which shaped his worldview, Putin is said to have a firm belief in the supernatural.
As an example, Kashin cited the strange case of the “Siberian shaman” Aleksandr Gabyshev.
Gabyshev began a march on Moscow back in 2019 with the aim of performing rituals that would “cleanse” Putin’s “demonic” mind.
Though reported with vague amusement in the West, it was a threat that unnerved Vlad.
Gabyshev was arrested before he could get to the Russian capital and is currently languishing in a psychiatric hospital.
“Russian laws do not ban shamans and the only reason for his arrest I am sure is that Putin believed in these rituals and was worried about them,” Kashin said.
Russia expert Paul Gregory, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, agrees that Putin took Gabyshev seriously because it fits into the broader beliefs of many Russians.
“While a Western public may find the shaman’s exorcism quest funny, Putin does not,” he told the Washington Times.
“A high percentage of Russians believe in the supernatural. Russian security forces even use mind readers in their intelligence operations.”
During the Cold War, both the United States and the KGB began exploring how to harness the paranormal.
The program was enthusiastically supported by Rogozin’s boss Boris Ratnikov, who believed Russia was engaged in a paranormal war with its enemies.
“Almost all people with supernatural powers were controlled by the KGB,” Ratnikov once said.
“You cannot even imagine the war of the minds that unfolded in the first half of the last century. I’m hardly exaggerating when I say there were astral battles at times.”
Putin served as a KGB officer, although it is not known if he came into direct contact with his paranormal activities.
Yuri Felshtinsky, a leading expert on Russian and critic of Putin, the author of Blowing up Ukraine: The Return of Russian Terror and the Threat of World War III, said it was likely the mind readings fed into Putin’s existing beliefs.
“Putin believes in another myth that he created or was created for him,” he said.
“As long as the reports and information serve the purpose, why would Putin or Patrushev reject a report by the FSB expert who managed to read a foreign official’s mind?
“Can you prove that there is a God? no Can you prove that Albright doesn’t think Siberia shouldn’t be part of Russia? no
“I’m sure it will become a subject for some books written after the war.
“I’m sure there will be a chapter on FSB-sponsored mysticism after this war.”
Further claims about Putin’s strange beliefs come from political analyst Valery Solovey, who said the Russian leader himself also used shamans to perform ritual sacrifices.
That includes that of a black dog so he could drink his blood to ensure victory in Ukraine, he claims.
Solovey – known for his conspiracy theories – also claimed shamans went to Putin’s residence in Sochi on the Black Sea to sacrifice an eagle.
Putin is also known to be extremely superstitious, as famous musical theater supremo Andrew Lloyd Webber once recalled, according to the BBC.
Lloyd Webber was scheduled to interview Putin but was advised to remove a question on Mikhail Bulgakov’s famous novel The Master of Margharita.
“[Putin] read the novel when he returned to St. Petersburg in the early 1990s and a terrible fire broke out there, and from then on refused to have anything to do with “The Master of Margharita” or Bulgakov,” Putin’s press secretary is reported to have said to Lloyd Weber .
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Putin bathes in deer antler blood to boost his sex drive and overall health.
The claims come from Proekt, a Russian investigative journalism that has since been banned by the country.
Dubbed “natural Viagra,” the barbaric ancient ritual is said to increase male potency, despite being condemned by animal rights groups.
He is said to have been introduced to antler baths by current Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the early 2000s.
The Russian leader’s bizarre habit of indulging in bloodbaths was first reported in 2017.
As the war rages on, Western spies fear Putin’s odd views will fuel the bloodshed.
“It’s like sitting here in 1942 trying to profile Hitler, who also believed in hocus-pocus,” a US intelligence analyst who profiles Putin told The Daily Beast.
“You can’t take it seriously, but you have to take it into account.”
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