Satan sect first banned in Russia

Interfax, Russia/February 8, 2011

Moscow - Supreme Court of Mordovia recognized as extremist and banned the sect Noble Order of the Devil that worked in Mordovia, in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Ulyanovsk Region, the Penza Region and the Tula Region and positioned itself as regional branch of the Church of the Dark.

"Organizer and head of the sect is Alexander Kazakov was born in 1984, he is a resident of Mordovia and a six-year student of the medical institute at the republican state university," court officials told Interfax-Religion.

It was cleared out that over 75 students and secondary school pupils were attracted to the order headed by Kazakov in 2004-2009.

According to the court information, the sect cell in Ulyanovsk was administered by Denis Danshin, born in 1987, registered in Inza town, the Ulyanovsk Region, a staff member of security guards company.

"According to the investigation data, these people in frames of the sect organized regular occult and Satan rites applying physical violence against certain sect members, practiced group sex, in particular with the underaged," the interviewee of the agency said.

As was mentioned in the court resolution, Kazakov and Danshin imposed on sect members occult postulates as the only true views on life, religion, state, convincing them that Satanism is the only true religion. Kazakov instructed Danshin to physically punish those who did not share Satanism ideology.

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