9 Aug. 2018
Leonid Simonovich-Nikshich, the head of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers, returns home after meeting other members of the union in Moscow, Russia, December 24, 2017. The Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers is a small fringe group of Russian nationalists with no political power that is convinced Russia should be ruled by an autocratic monarch. "We are striving for the restoration of an autocratic monarchy. Like the one we had under our tsars," Simonovich-Nikshich said. "It is only possible through the church. In no way is this possible in a political secular way because that would be a dictator." REUTERS/Ekaterina Anchevskaya SEARCH "NATIONALISTS RUSSIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.