A criminal case for inciting religious and national hatred has been launched against the leader of the doomsday cult group, Pyotr Kuznetsov, in Russia’s Penza region.
Around thirty of his followers, including children, barricaded themselves in an underground bunker last November and are still believed to be there.
They have been waiting for the end of the world, which they said is due in May.
They claim to have enough supplies to last till then.
The group have threatened to blow themselves up if any attempt is made to remove them by force.
Meanwhile, Kuznetsov himself is being held in a psychiatric institution.
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