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*UPDATED* Russia sect holes up in cave to await end of world sometime in May next year.
Posted: 16 November 2007 06:12 AM   [ Ignore ]
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At least 30 members of a Russian doomsday cult have barricaded themselves in a remote cave to await the end of the world and are threatening to commit suicide if police intervene, officials and media said on Thursday.

“They have covered the entrance and refuse to come out and are threatening to blow themselves up,” an official in the local prosecutor’s office told Reuters by telephone. “They threaten to detonate a gas tank and blow themselves up.”

The cult members, who include 29 adults and four children, are hidden inside a snow-covered hillside in the Penza region of central Russia. A Penza police spokeswoman said they had moved into the dug-out on November 7.

“No one wants to take on the responsibility of provoking them ... because our information is that there are children among them,” said the official.

They are thought to have taken food and fuel supplies in with them and Russian television pictures from the scene showed smoke or steam coming out of a hole in the snow-covered ravine where it was built.

A police patrol was guarding the area to prevent anyone provoking them.

“They are simple Christians,” a local priest, Father Georgy, told NTV television station. “They say: ‘The church is doing a bad job, the end of the world is coming soon and we are all saving ourselves’.”

Media reports said the cult members believed the world would end sometime in May next year. Police expected them to emerge when their supplies ran out.

After decades of state-enforced atheism under Soviet rule, many Russians and other ex-Soviet nationals have come under the influence of homegrown and foreign sects.

Many Russians have refused new passports and taxpayers’ personal identification numbers, saying the figures contained “satanic” combinations of numbers.

Izvestia newspaper said the leader of the cult, Pyotr Kuznetsov, had been detained by police. It said he was a 43-year-old who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and that in the last few months he had been sleeping in a coffin.

Police took Kuznetsov to the cave to persuade his followers to come out but without success, said the newspaper.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Now if we could only convince Sept 12 and his bunch to join them.  I’m sure they would have a ball arguing over the exact date of the end of the world.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gray - 16 November 2007 11:14 AM

Now if we could only convince Sept 12 and his bunch to join them.  I’m sure they would have a ball arguing over the exact date of the end of the world.

Well Sept12th’s cult’s Kenya chapter DID hole themselves up at the first end of the world (wasn’t that fun? I got soooo drunk that night and woke up with an apocalyptic hangover). Then the leaders got arrested for inciting panic.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I love how the Russian Police’s response is “Well they’ve got to run out of food sometime. Get the vodka, Dmitri. We may be a while…”

If the Russian Army was in charge they’d just gas them.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Renquist - 16 November 2007 05:56 PM

I love how the Russian Police’s response is “Well they’ve got to run out of food sometime. Get the vodka, Dmitri. We may be a while…”

Unless the cult leaders brought along the special Kool Aid.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I wonder what their reasoning is regarding taking shelter a whole half year before the world is supposed to end.  It’s going to get rather unpleasant sealed up in that cave all that time.

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Posted: 16 November 2007 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Accipiter - 16 November 2007 07:14 PM

I wonder what their reasoning is regarding taking shelter a whole half year before the world is supposed to end.  It’s going to get rather unpleasant sealed up in that cave all that time.

And also, now everybody knows about the safest place…

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Posted: 16 November 2007 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 16 November 2007 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Accipiter - 16 November 2007 07:53 PM

Of course, they probably had quite a scuffle…

I read that as souffle...
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Posted: 16 November 2007 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Accipiter - 16 November 2007 07:53 PM

Of course, they probably had quite a scuffle…

I read that as souffle...
LOL

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Posted: 16 November 2007 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Posted: 16 November 2007 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I warned a couple of friends at work that the world will end at some point in May.
They said they’ll be sure to get everything in order by then…

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