Printer Friendly

AUM look-alike cult operating in Crimea: Russian TV+.

MOSCOW, May 2 Kyodo

A former officer of the Russian Black Sea fleet has gathered a group of followers in the Crimea to practice a form of religion apparently taken from Japan's AUM Supreme Truth religious cult, the Russian TV network NTV said Tuesday.

The report said the group, led by a Black Sea fleet officer identified phonetically as Valeri Minthev, has about 30 members and gathers in Simferopol, a main city in Crimea peninsula, Ukraine.

The group is known as "Miracle Garden of Supreme Truth" and its members, including former AUM followers from Russia and Ukraine, wear orange-color garbs when practicing meditation, NTV said.

A couple who said they were former "Miracle Garden" followers told NTV that "everything started with AUM."

The couple said "Miracle Garden" followers are not allowed to sleep more than five hours a day and they are forced to listen to incantation tapes provided by the cult.

NTV said Ukraine authorities are keeping a close eye on the cult.
COPYRIGHT 2000 Kyodo News International, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Japan Weekly Monitor
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:May 8, 2000
Words:164
Previous Article:Shohkoh Fund employee indicted for forging loan papers+.
Next Article:U.S. Treasury official seeks further Japanese stimulus+.


Related Articles
AUM to close 2 computer shops.
Aum Shinrikyo: once and future threat?
3 ex-AUM members appeal death, life sentences.
Ex-AUM member Ouchi gets 8-year jail term for murder.
700 people file protest over AUM followers in neighborhood.
The Tokyo attacks in retrospect: sarin leads to memory loss. (Science Selections).
High court dismisses ex-AUM member's appeal over murder ruling.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters