Natalia Petrovna Belikhodze is over 100 years old and claims she is really Princess Anastasia Romanova - a member of the old Russian royal family who was thought to have been killed in the 1917 revolution. Now she has told Vladimir Putin in a letter that the constant prayers for her and her family are making her ill:
Now, my health is getting worse, because the whole Orthodox Russia is praying for my family and myself, for the Romanov family was canonized... I ask for your assistance in solving my question and returning my name and rendering medical assistance to me for the time of solving this question.?
Pravda is sceptical:
Orthodox Russia is guilty of Mrs Belikhodze's weak health. If she addresses not Putin, but a doctor, he would explain to her that weak health in the age over 100 is not unusual, so Orthodox Russia's prayers have nothing to do with it.
Pseudo-Anastasia is ill because she is being prayed for - Pravda, 17th June 2002 (Russian version, just in case Steve wants some practice).