YAKUTSK, Russia — A shaman in Russia’s Siberian region of Yakutia who has had several attempts to march to Moscow by foot “to drive President Vladimir Putin out of the Kremlin” stopped by the authorities has announced a plan to resume his trek to Moscow in March.
In an audio statement placed on YouTube, Aleksandr Gabyshev says this time he plans to cover the thousands of kilometers from his native Yakutia to the Russian capital on horseback, with his supporters most likely following in cars.
“We will cross all Siberia, reach the Urals, from where it will be just a short jump to Moscow,” Gabyshev says.
Gabyshev first made headlines in March 2019 when he called Putin “evil” and announced that he had started a march to Moscow to drive the Russian president out of the Kremlin.
He then walked more than 2,000 kilometers, speaking with hundreds of Russians along the way.
As his notoriety rose, videos of his conversations with people…