Russia's Doomsday cultists plan to exit from the cave this Easter

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Moscow, Mar 26 (UNI) Russia's Doomsday cultists, who have been holed up in a bunker near the village of Poganovaka in Penza region, for the last five months, are planning to come out of it, next month.

During talks with authorities in the Penza region, the cult members said they might leave on April 27, which is Orthodox Easter Sunday, Russian media reported today.

The authorities said they were doing everything to ensure the safety of those inside and have a plan of action in case the cult members attempts to blow up their underground home.

Twenty-nine members of Doomsday cult, including four children, barricaded themselves inside the underground bunker in November, claiming they were doing this in an attempt to survive the Apocalypse, which they believed would come in May 2008.

The police put day-and-night cordons around the dugout, fearing that more cultists may join them. The people in the dugout had taken gas-cylinders saying they would rather blast themselves than go out of their shelter.

The cultists are the follower of a local resident Pyotr Kuznetsov, whose adherents have come from Rostov, Belarus and Moscow region.

The incident became known when a woman from the Moscow region failed to phone her mother who lived in Poganovka and then called the police.


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