The Anonymous Widower

Even A Relic Of The True Cross Couldn’t Keep The 12,500-ton Moskva Afloat

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on The Times.

The relic and what happened to it, is described in this extract.

More unusually, it was also carrying a purported splinter from the cross on which Jesus Christ was said to have been crucified. The holy relic was purchased from a Catholic church in Europe by Russian Orthodox Christian businessmen and handed over to the cruiser in 2020. Just a few millimeters across, it was stored inside a 19th-century cross that was kept in the cruiser’s on-board chapel, the Tass news agency reported.

The article also claimed that an unnamed Russian businessman paid $40 million for the relic and that Putin’s admirals believed the thin sliver of wood deflected missiles and torpedoes.

This is comedy gold of the highest class.

It is time to unleash the dogs of comedy!

April 17, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , , , ,


  1. If it works, then maybe the sunken ship will be raised from the deep after three days?

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | April 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. There are probably several large forests worth of splinters saying that they are from the cross of Christ, ditto specks of stone from the one in front of the tomb, and all manner of other scams. The only REAL ones of these things are the bits of grass from Wembley and bits of Berlin Wall – and I am even suspicious of those.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 18, 2022 | Reply

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