Skip to comments.Seven leave cult's cave in Russia
Posted on 03/29/2008 2:39:18 AM PDT by kipita
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Seven women who are members of a Russian cult that has been holed up in a cave for months awaiting the end of the world have emerged and are being treated by emergency workers, regional officials said Friday. More than two dozen members who remain inside the cave could come out as early as Saturday, said the official in the governor's office of the Penza region, about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southeast of Moscow. He said four children, who were reportedly under the age of two, were among those remaining inside the cave. Penza Vice Governor Oleg Melnichenko said in televised comment that the group's leader, self-declared prophet Pyotr Kuznetsov, was brought from a local psychiatric hospital to help persuade the women to come out. He said the women -- six Russians, one Belarussian -- emerged voluntarily, carrying satchels with their belongings. "They refused help and walked on their own for some 1.5 kilometers (3.5 miles) to a nearby prayer house," he was quoted as saying by RIA-Novosti. "There is no reason to urgently hospitalize any of them." He said officials feared that melting snow could eventually lead to the collapse of the cave, but there was no immediate threat to those who remained behind. The cultists dug the cave near the village of Nikolskoye and a total of 35 people entered it in early November to wait for the end of the world, which they said would happen in May. They told authorities that they would detonate gas canisters if police tried to remove them by force. Officials had repeatedly enlisted the help of priests from the Orthodox Church in an effort to persuade the group to leave, communicating mainly through a small chimney pipe that poked up through the snowy hillside.
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Ok, it’s the end of March, you’re going into a cave in November because the world’s going to end in May. Sounds like planning was not at the top of their list. Either that, or someone realized they had a golden opportunity to buy those three month old jelly beans at 75 percent off.
If they stopped waiting, what are they doing instead?
Sugar doesn’t go bad.
Where's Janet Reno when you need her?
Makes me wonder why they are waiting in a cave? If the world is really going to end, what difference does it make where you are? Silly Russkies!
Good somebody should let ALGORE, Obama and the Clintons know it the space is available.
Paging Al Gore.
The Clinton's and assorted thugs should rotting in prison for it.