In January I spent a couple of days deep in Siberia with Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China as some of the closest neighbours. We sold the story to VG Helg and it was printed last Saturday.

Here, east for Abakan, 4000 people have moved to follow their spiritual leader, Sergey. They call them self Vissarion and they believe that¬†Sergey Torop is the new Jesus. Sergey was previously a traffic police before he decided to become Jesus. They grow their own food, have no electricity and don’t eat meat. To say at least, it was very fascinating to live with them for four days. You can read more about the religion here.

You can also read the story here if you have a subscription at VG+.

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