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Collapse of codes of caves can accelerate out of Penza hermits

March 31 2008

Penza hermits, which is almost five months remain in an underground cave in anticipation of "doomsday", may find the collapse of its vaults a special sign and come to the surface before the appointed time. So says a well-known psychiatrist, the deputy director of the National Research Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry Serbsky Zurab Kekelidze.

From the dungeons of Penza hermits rescuers pumped floodwaters. On the eve of Emergency Situations Ministry established 11-meter ventilation pipe for air in the cave, and a pump for pumping water. In addition, it was draining - rescuers watched, the water flowed below the manhole into the cave.

Collapsed set of caves made on Friday of seven hermits come to the surface. Currently, under the ground are 28 people, including four children.

Cave in at any time may collapse. Currently, 28 of the remaining underground sect moved to a more reliable part where the surface of overgrown trees, whose roots strengthen arches. In early November 2007, 35 people took refuge in a pre-equipped with an underground room in Bekovskiy district of the Penza region. They decided to remain there until May, when, in their view, must come to an end. People who lead by 82-year-old abbess Anthony, threatened to burn themselves if they try to forcibly pull out of the ground. During recent negotiations hermits have agreed to go out of the ground, calling the release date on Orthodox Easter (April 27) or the May holidays.

With respect to the leader of hermits Pyotr Kuznetsov prosecuted. However, the results of psychological and psychiatric examination of the spiritual leader of the reclusive Kuznetsov declared insane. By law he can not be held criminally liable, and will at the end of the investigation for compulsory treatment.

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