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"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."
Source | TheMoscowTimes.com | Sect Waiting Out Doomsday in Penza Cave
The sect members in the Penza cave are followers of 43-year-old Pyotr Kuznetsov, who moved to Nikolskoye last year claiming to head up the true Russian Orthodox Church, said Alevtina Volchkova, chief prosecutor of the region's Bekovsky district, where the village is located, the Regnum news agency reported.
"They say the current Russian Orthodox Church is commercialized," Volchkova was quoted as saying. "The church has its own tax code and carries out commercial activities, so [the sect claims to] represent the real Russian Orthodox Church."
Originally posted by SimiusDei
Russia sect holes up in cave to await end of world
"They have covered the entrance and refuse to come out ... "They threaten to detonate a gas tank and blow themselves up."[/exnews
well, the threat tell us outworlders that they have resources in the cave
(a gas tank) for the purpose of living comfortably ?
as the gas could provide fuel for electric generators and other stuff.
so...all in all, this does not seem a spontaneous thing that is leading to a standoff with authorities.
live or die with dignity is my underlying thinking