the pope is scary himself - he doesn't need anybody to frighten him (you know I don't care about him much, but if Putin appears I can't keep silent Laughing Laughing ) you're a funny one! Wink
well ...if I can be sincere Russian rulers are much more scary than German pope and any popes at all. The crazyness of Ivan the Terrible probably beats both crazyness of Henry the XVIII and all the worst popes;). But today Pope is only a shade of who popes used to be in the past while Putin is still Mr I-HAVE-Power.
Besides -don't forget that Eastern Church in Russia has been independent from Rome since 1066. So you really cannot complain... much...hehehe;)
well... I also have to say that lately I have found some nice www about Ural mountains in Russia. It is a new webside and in spite of the fact I cannot find who started it I can read there a lot of interesting things for tourists about having good time in Ural in Siberia.
The nature also is really good. Plenty of pictures. It is very nice page. Congratulations Russia!:)