Allan Chumak

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Allan Vladimirovich Chumak (Russian: А́ллан Влади́мирович Чума́к, born 26 May 1935, Moscow) is a Russian faith healer who came to prominence at the height of Gorbachev's Perestroika. When he appeared on television, his fans would hold jars of water next to their televisions in the hope that the water would be able to cure disease.[1] At the height of his fame, he had a regular early morning television spot. [2]


  1. ^ Freak Show by Brian Droitcour, Moscow Times, February 25, 2005
  2. ^ The Magic Healer Of Soviet TV;ALlan Chumak, and Extrasensory Sensation, Washington Post, September 4, 1989, David Remnick

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