> Pravda ("Truth") May 5, 1993[*]
>
> The Satanic Tribe:
> Who Stands Behind the Killer of the Wandering Monks?
>
> by Dmitry Gerasimov
>
> "The signing is not heard, at this late time, of wandering monks who
> prayed for us" - this is from the poem "Mtsyri."  Today's reality suddenly
> stopped the signing of three more men...
>
>     Pravda has already informed the UVD (police department) of Kaluga
> city that on April 18, [1993] at five o'clock in the morning, the message
> about the killing of the wandering monks of Optina Pustinya has been
> received. A group of investigators at noontime went to discover what
> had occurred.  The circumstances of brutal violence have come to light.
> The circumstances were strange and horrible, but equally horrible was
> the strange behavior of many of the media's sources:  The journalists,
> unanimously at this time, passed over in silence this fact; and the
messages
> of informative agencies were distinguished by the terse and indifference,
> creating articles no larger than were worthy of minor traffic accidents.
>
> Moreover, pertaining to the murder, the fanatic was immediately
> accused - a former "Afghan"[**] who ran away from a psychiatric hospital.
> Up till now, there are not other versions; and this, while it is not known
> why, has a remarkable similarity to the "Malakhov's version" of the case
> of  I. Talkov's murder [?].
>
> Perhaps, the officious journalists did not want to spoil, before the
> referendum, a picture of the results of "... the government policy
> that was conducted since 1992." However, this situation - a murder
> investigation - is much more serious.
>
> This particular murder was extremely brutal and very, if it can be
> expressed so, specific.  The details were told to me by the senior
> investigator for special and important cases, Militia Major A. Vasiliev:
> People, belonging to the priesthood, were killed by pricked blows into
> their chest, back, armpits, and groin. This crime was perpetrated at
> sundown on Easter Sunday, and that also - let's agree - was unusual.
> On the knife that was left at the scene of the crime, it was branded
> with "666." And what concerns the version of the story that was sent
> to the "Crime-press" agency, regarding "the crazy killer," is it could be
> unsolved for several reasons. First, the knife blows were intentionally
> executed with extraordinary professionalism, not so deep that the victim
> could bleed to death for a long time. Second, the blows with the knife
> were made into places that in Afghan were protected by an armored
> waistcoat [?]. It should be noted that our storm battalions, practically,
> were not trained to use such a knife nor to kill in such a manner.
> It is easy to see that in order to learn such an "art" - to kill people in
> this manner - is extremely difficult to understand.  This is - let's
> believe - not easy science for a sane person; for an insane person, it
> was, probably, nowhere to be found.
>
> So, it was recognized that this crime was not ordinary at all. In
> particular, the Christians were killed on the greatest Christian holiday
> by a sadistic and very "specific," as my interlocutor expressed, method.
> And the killer - or killers - left after them the "sign of the devil."
>
> The task of understanding this crime should be the matter of
> demonologists. And that is not a joke. The appearance of the numerous
> satanic sects in our country, from the point of view of specialists, comes
> directly from the stream of the Western "preachers" that rushed to Russia
> - many of whom belong to the different sects - and, also, is related to
> the numerous cinema- and video-products, which talk about the mysticism
> and violence in an almost romantic manner. Now and then, such "physicians
> of souls" have a highly far relation to the church. American movies, such
> as "The Kiss," are very significant.  (This movie was seen by me one day).
> The killer-vampire, with an evident inclination towards blood-lust, was in
> pursuit of his next intended victim - a very young girl - who runs to the
> church.  The vampire approaches the pastor, who was stunned and shielded
> himself with the Bible, and the vampire says: "If you really believed, I
would
> not be able to approach the church closely at all!"
>
> This movie is from the same America on which we aspire and appear to
> be resembling today. Here, we, in Moscow, as they inform us on the
> "Moscow news," are already in real danger for the next generation - and
> for people of a more mature age too - through "Bogoroditsa Center"
> and "Great White Fraternity." In these sects, drugs, hypnosis, and other
> means are used to influence the weak minds of youth.
>
> These are, so to speak, already "proclaimed" sects. And how many
> secret organizations in our country have significantly more wide
> spectrums of influence and far-reaching goals?
>
> The rise of secret religious societies, as told by professor I.
> Zavorsky, that preach the cult of astrology forces and even of
> ceremonial killing, goes far back, by its roots, to deep antiquity;
> and there appears to be a connection with the rise of so-called
> Masonic societies.
>
> The majority of such cultic problems were formerly forbidden in
> our country. Scientist Grigory Klimov in his work "The Prince of
> This World" writes persuasively that it was proved there exists secret
> societies in the territory of the USSR, who are connected with such
> organizations in the West.
>
> And here is what Ivan Gryanko writes in his article "The secret
> societies.  The mystical traditions and ceremony": "The main
> ceremonies of initial associations of the West �?� were never
> neither published, nor even written: the secret tradition passed
> from generation to generation verbally. However, the majority
> of initial ceremonies was developed here according to a fixed
> scheme, and it had the analogous elements which, therefore, are
> known"
> ("Day," No. 14).
>
> I may tire the reader by the abundance of names and quotations -
> quite not casually. Many of the initial ceremonies, onto which I.
> Gryanko refers, are known, indeed.
>
> Slightly more than one year ago, I described in "Soviet Russia" the
> attempts of the hooligan sect of Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews to steal
> Shneerson's manuscripts.[***]  I referred only briefly to the descriptions
> of ceremonial murders that were in these manuscripts.  And immediately,
> I paid severely for that: I was beaten in the most literal sense.
>
> Since then, I was successful with being able to speak with philological
> science Dr. B. Goldenberg - at present, a citizen of Israel - who,
> avoiding the appraisals, and, all the more, the political coloring of the
> books, told me about the contents of these manuscripts, which told of
> the ceremonial story about the killing of other monks - "goy" - by
> Levites (supported by rabbis) - with sacrifices that followed. I do not
> want to cause aversion for readers, describing all of these sadistic
horrors.
> But one episode - it seems to me now - is interesting: the sign of
national
> and religious power, asking for God's mercy, was, by Levites, to be
> attained from the sacrifice of another monk on a religious holiday. The
> better a man's morality, it was believed by these Levites that the greater
> would be God's mercy for sacrificing the victim. Therefore, Jews have
> usually selected children and spiritual persons [monks or fathers] for
> sacrificing. At the sacrifice, the knife is typically plunged into the
armpit-
> area and groin.
>
> However, this is not all, yet. By the evidence of numerous examiners,
> these ceremonial murders were kept hidden - until now - by Hasidic Jews.
>
> Here, it is not even important by whose hands such mutilators act -
> by a young man drunk by drugs or by crazy man; it is important that the
> religious, occult formations in Russia are widened and grow day by day.
>
> According to the top-secret data of the 13th department of NKVD - and
> then its analogous department in the KGB - in Russia, annually, 45-50
> people are murdered due to unknown reasons, with signs of ceremonial
> torments.  The number of sects and Masonic societies is not possible to
> account�?�
>
> It is unlikely for some time for it to be known who stood behind the
> back of this crazy "Afghan" - from an irresponsible man, there must be
> less demand.  And the court process, on which some light will be shed,
> has not been completed to allow for this necessary arrangement.
>
> Today, in Russia, Satan feels himself free, therefore, to speak about
> himself with his full voice.
>
> AND MEANWHILE�?�
>
> The sects of Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews recently, repeatedly, celebrated
> their religious holidays in the Russian religious place - Christians'
Kremlin.
> Informed sources now report that the Jews are preparing to widely
> celebrate the next holidays of Hanukah and Jewish Easter in Russia.
> The new year of 1994 will be marked by a wave of propaganda by the
> Jewish faith and Zionism.
> __________________
> [End of article]
> Comments:
>
> *In response to this article, the U.S. State Department seemingly
> sought to censor the Russian Press!  A formal letter was sent to both
> the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, and to the Russian Ministry
> of Foreign Affairs in Moscow.  It told how the U.S. government
> disapproved of the information uncovered by the Russian reporter,
> suggesting that the article did not promote "religious tolerance."
> It is difficult to comprehend how the U.S. government thinks it can
> dictate not only what its citizens write about but that of other nations
> as well.  Russia responded that the newspaper "Pravda," possibly
> Russia's largest newspaper (at one time, all Russian adults
> received copies), does not represent the government's point of view.
>
> **The initial affair to which this article refers occurred to three
> monks.  They were murdered by Nikolai Averin.
>
> ***Rabbi Joseph I. Shneerson was a Lubavitcher Hasidic rabbi and
> lived from 1880-1950.   He was not even liked by the Jewish Bolsheviks and
> was, consequently, sentenced to death but was later pardoned at the behest
> of pressure from abroad.  He left Russia some time during the 1920s for
> Israel, but was not allowed to take his library of secret Jewish religious
> books and manuscripts with him, which were confiscated and disappeared
> shortly thereafter.  The Lubavitcher Hasidic Jewish sect recently found
out
> that their books were being held in the Moscow Lenin Library.  They have
> been unsuccessfully attempting to get these books since then.