Russia wages war on psychics

Despite popular support for all things spiritual, Russian legislators are set to deal a blow to the country's healers, psychics and astrologists.

Although many in Russia regularly consult fortune-tellers or psychics, law-makers have scheduled a motion banning the advertising of any spiritual services. It now falls to the Duma to vote on the proposal, which claims that those providing alternative treatments cause "moral and physical harm to the people and economic harm to the country".

Meanwhile, and in stark contrast to the bill-makers' beliefs, the findings of a recent survey showed that at least 20 per cent of the Russian population have sought treatment from alternative healers.

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