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Egor Mostovshchikov is special correspondent for Russian Esquire and founder of Batenka.ru.
Today, the name Yelena Mizulina is a byword for Russian ultra-conservatism. But her ‘patriotic’ policies have a surprisingly liberal backstory.
Russians spend about $30 billion (£18 billion) a year on sorcerers, fortune-tellers, magi, and psychics. Because they want to believe in something…