Moscow Times, Russia
Nov. 15, 2007
Twenty-nine members of a religious doomsday sect, including an
16-month-old baby, are hiding in a snow-covered cave in the Penza
region, refusing to come out as they wait for the end of the world
next May, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The sect members, who liken tax identification numbers to the
apocalyptic sign of the beast, are threatening to blow themselves
up if authorities storm the cave, located near the village of
Nikolskoye, 100 kilometers southeast of Penza, regional prosecutorís
office spokeswoman Tatyana Ostrovskaya said by telephone.