Andrei Popov (“God Kuzya”)Photo: Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti
“God Kuzya” Andrei Popov took up the pen and decided to write poetry and books. He told REN TV.
Popov also commented on the recent arrest of his wife, violinist Anastasia Chebotareva. He stated that he does not know the reason, but no doubt its innocence.
Thursday, January 16, it became known about detention Chebotareva for fraud. She and five other adherents of the sect were in hiding for about three years. Against the detainees filed three new cases.
16 July 2018, Popov was found guilty of fraud in especially large size and the creation of destructive religious community. 26 Nov 2018 “God Kuzya” counted time, and in April of 2019, he was released.
Popov, who called himself “God Kuzya” Patriarch founded the sect in the 1990-ies. It novices collected donations for the construction of non-existent churches in Orthodox exhibitions-fairs and trade “monastic products,” at the same time handing out invitations to the lecture of leavedate. A special thank Popov brought a love of exotic animals and a harem of female assistants.
“God kuzyu” and his entourage were detained and arrested in September 2015. During searches in apartments in Moscow is seven sects were seized about 43 million rubles and 100 thousand dollars, specific literature and exotic animals in improper conditions.
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