Old Nick

The Right are Hell-bent

on turning History back

to Mythology



[Prompted, after much previous provocation from America, and Britain, and France, by news that protests had erupted in Moscow about a new film of part of Tsar Nicholas’ life. Religious people, and Putin, were outraged at the portrayal of Nicholas as human, warts and all, which could not be permitted because the Orthodox Church had named him as a saint, and saints, by definition, had no warts, and because Putin is determined to recreate the Russia of the Tsars].

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