In Moscow detained followers of Andrey Popova, better known as God Kuzya.
As reported by “Interfax” the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf, from 2007 to 2015 they fraudulently stole more than 15 million rubles from 15 victims. The money they allegedly collected for the construction of temples.
Four of the defendants are under recognizance not to leave and appropriate behavior. Three more detained. Currently the question on election of a preventive measure.
Andrei Popov organized his sect in 2007. At first he was impersonating a priest, and later declared himself a God. Members of the sect had given him money, jewelry and flats. In addition, a religious community often used physical punishment. During a search of the sect found more than two hundred million rubles and 150 thousand dollars. In July 2018 Popov was sentenced to 5 years in prison for fraud and the establishment of totalitarian sects.