VIDEO: MP Priest Tries to Venerate Putin, Who Gets Mad

Perhaps the Moscow Patriarchate realizes it’s not in the circle of trust in Putin’s world anymore. A video of Putin’s visit to Valaam caught an interesting clip of a priestmonk attempting to kiss the hand of the President, courtesy of the Guardian.Gone are the days of people calling for “Putin for Tsar”– as we noted previously, the current human rights debacle that is a famous trial has apparently soured Putin on the idea of the Moscow Patriarchate’s demented version of monarchy, and likely the Patriarchate altogether.Not much in this story, but the look on the Russian president’s face is hilarious.