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Russian Orthodox priests have tackled the issues of drunkenness and casual sex in the city of Tver by pouring holy water over its residents from an aircraft. Father Alexander Goryachev, along with local bishop Metropolitan Savva, marked the annual All-Russian Sobriety Day on September 11 by dousing the city with more than 18 gallons of holy water in order to “protect the city afflictions befalling it, from all accidents and social adversity”, Savva told Tver News (via the BBC). Since 2006, Goryachev has been marking the sobriety day celebrating the beheading of John the Baptist by flying over Tver along…

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