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False Messiah or Putin’s Pawn? The Strange Saga of Grigory Grabovoi

A decade ago, he tried to resurrect the children killed in the Beslan massacre. But was he actually working for the Kremlin?

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  • The gunmen arrived at the school in two vehicles, survivors would later recall. It was a sunny morning on Sept. 1, 2004, and hundreds of people—parents, teachers and children—had gathered at School Number One in Beslan, North Ossetia, a small republic in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region. They were there to celebrate the start of the new school year, but instead encountered heavily armed men who quickly herded them into the gym. The gunmen’s demand: the withdrawal of Russian troops from the neighboring republic of Chechnya.
A video grab shows a militant with hostages in the gym of the school in Beslan, Russia, which was shot by the militants during the siege. Russia's NTV television showed graphic footage shot by the militants.

A video grab shows a militant with hostages in the gym of the school in Beslan. Russia’s NTV television channel showed graphic footage that the militants shot during the siege.

STR NEW/REUTERS

President Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB officer who had come to power largely as a result of his no-nonsense approach to the “Chechen problem,” was in no mood to negotiate. On day three of the siege, Russian security forces stormed the school, triggering a massive exchange of gunfire and multiple explosions. More than 300 people died in the process, more than half of them children. Many of those who survived were crippled for life. Even in a country long accustomed to brutal violence, the deaths shocked Russia. In many respects, both in terms of the national trauma and the subsequent security clampdown, the event was Russia’s very own 9/11.

But the horror wasn’t over for the bereaved parents of Beslan. Several months after the massacre, a savior in a bad suit appeared in town. On the surface, he didn’t look like much. In this video, which appeared in 2004, he resembles a rumpled pencil pusher more than the second coming of Christ. And when he clears his throat to speak, he sounds about as charismatic as a broken radiator on a cold night in Moscow: “Er, hello,” he says. “I, Grigory Grabovoi, born on Nov. 14, 1963, in the village of Bogara in the Chimkent region of Kazakhstan, announce that, I, Grigory Grabovoi, am the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

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Several months after the siege, Grabovoi began making headlines in Russia. Not only was he claiming to be the messiah, but he also said he possessed psychic healing powers. These powers were so great, he said, that he was able to resurrect the 186 children who died in Beslan. But miracles, especially in Russia, rarely come for free. According to the reports at the time, Grabovoi and his “social and political organization”—Drugg—were demanding roughly $1,500 per corpse for their life restoring services.

On the surface, it may seem absurd that anyone took Grabovoi seriously. But in post-Soviet Russia, his rise isn’t as mind-boggling as it may initially seem. In the late 1980s, as the officially atheist Soviet Union began to implode, a centuries-old belief in the occult re-emerged, turning society on its head. In the twinkling of a red star, Russia transformed into a land that was mad for magic and mysticism. Town halls that once hosted Communist Party meetings now saw sorcerers with Ouija boards trying to conjure up Lenin’s spirit. State television broadcast “healing sessions” with Kremlin-approved “psychics.” Magical charms were on open sale in city markets. The state newspaper, Pravda, ran horoscopes.

This passion for the paranormal continued unabated after the Soviet collapse. According to a 2013 estimate, for example, Russians spend $30 billion every year on clairvoyants, urban witches and psychics. Therefore, it’s not very surprising that a number of bereaved mothers from Beslan—out of their minds with grief and seemingly willing to believe in anything and anyone—joined Grabovoi in Moscow months after the massacre for “healing sessions.” The women, all members of the Beslan Mothers advocacy group—a grassroots organization dedicated to finding out why so many people died when Russian security forces stormed the occupied school—were fervent supporters of the self-proclaimed savior.

“I believe in this miracle, and I know that it will come about,” the group’s founder, Susanna Dudiyeva, announced at a Drugg seminar in 2005. “My maternal instinct tells me this, my maternal faith.”

Susanna Dudiyeva, head of the Beslan Mothers' Committee, answers questions during a news conference in Beslan September 2, 2005. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday faced angry mothers who lost children in the Beslan school siege and sought to assure them that a probe into the bloodbath would not gloss over official incompetence.

Susanna Dudiyeva, head of the Beslan Mothers advocacy group, answers questions in Beslan during a news conference in 2005.

REUTERS/SERGEI KARPUKHIN

While the bereaved were willing to believe, for rational-minded Russians—and there were still many—Grabovoi couldn’t have done more to outrage his fellow countrymen. Public indignation, whipped up by the media, intensified, and Grabovoi was eventually arrested a year later after a sting operation carried out by a Moscow journalist. His sentence was 11 years behind bars on fraud charges—cut to eight after an appeal.

And that’s when things got really confusing. In late 2008, as the Kazakh-born messiah was reportedly painting religious icons in prison, his followers began a campaign to have their leader recognized as a prisoner of conscience. Grabovoi had been jailed, Drugg declared, because he had announced his intention to run for president. “One of my first acts will be to ban death,” Grabovoi had promised. Whereas Putin was merely offering voters the rebirth of the Russian empire, Grabovoi was proposing the resurrection of family members and friends. And the Russian president, if you believe Grabovoi’s supporters, had their savior silenced because he was spooked.

But not everyone believed Grabovoi was a threat to Putin. In fact, some of Russia’s finest investigative journalists suspected—and published reports—claiming the very opposite, that Grabovoi had been a willing Kremlin pawn, a perfect distraction for those seeking answers to some very inconvenient questions about what happened at Beslan. The opposition-friendly Novaya Gazeta newspaper alleged that Putin’s permission had been sought before Grabovoi’s arrest, such was his measure of protection.

Today, 10 years after the massacre, Grabovoi’s strange rise and fall remains one of the most complex and poignant stories to emerge from Putin’s Russia. Since his early release from prison in 2010, almost no one has seen or heard from the man who appeared out of nowhere and tried to heal a nation. Dozens of questions remain, and over the years, I’ve tried to find the answers to as many as I could.

From: Iuga Nicolae <iuganicolaebrad>
Date: 2015-02-01 10:06 GMT-08:00
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Locul de pe terra de unde nimeni nu s-a mai intors
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On Sunday, February 1, 2015 7:36 PM, Stejarel Ionescu <steju_2008> wrote:

On Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:52 PM, Angelica Oltean <olteanangelica714> wrote:

Locul de pe terra de unde nimeni nu s-a mai intors!!!

În Asia Centrală, între Kazahstan și Uzbekistan, se întinde Marea Aral sau Marea Ostroavelor, care odată adăpostea 1500 de insulițe. Cea mai mare dintre ele este Barsa Kelmes dar și cea mai enigmatică. Insula nu mai este locuită de nimeni de foarte mult timp. În limba kazahă numele ei se traduce prin insula dispăruților, pentru că toți cei care s-au aventurat în inima ei au dispărut.

Deasupra ei apare o ceață stranie. Sate întregi au fost înghițite de această pâclă care, ca o umbră a morții, pare să-și pândească victimele.
Locuitorii dimprejurul insulei sunt convinși că acolo se găsește o poartă între lumi, o poartă a timpului. Se spune că prin această poartă apar adesea în plan real, ființe enigmatice care astăzi nu mai există, păsări cu aripi mari, cu dinți și cioc ascuțit, monştri ai apelor, creaturi ciudate care seamănă cu dinozaurii erei mezozoice. Aici, ceasurile nu mai funcționează, o oră transformându-se într-o zi.

În secolul al XIII lea, în timpul marilor cuceriri ale imperiului mongol, pe această insulă se retrăgea populația din cale acestor hoarde. Când reveneau în locurile de baștină, constatau că erau mai bătrâni cu ani și nu cu luni de zile, cât stătuseră în realitate, pe această insulă.
Insula le înghițise cu lăcomie zeci de ani. În anii 50 insula a început să fie locuită și datorită faptului că temperaturile pe timpul iernii erau mai ridicate. La sfârșitul iernii, populația care se retrăsese pe insulă nu a mai revenit pe continent. Rudele acestora au pornit în căutarea lor. O echipă a rămas la țărmul insulei, iar cealaltă a pornit în interiorul insulei, în căutarea dispăruților. Neîntorcându-se la țărm cea de-a doua echipă, au fost alertate autoritățile.

Acestea au trimis un avion într-un zbor de recunoaștere. Piloții au văzut ceața groasă care acoperea ostrovul. Deasupra pâclei zburau niște obiecte ovale care intrau și ieșeau din ceață. Acele ceasornicelor au început să se miște haotic iar motoarele avionului s-au oprit, pilotul fiind obligat să aterizeze pe insulă.

Discurile luminoase au stat nemișcate, monitorizând echipajul minute în șir. Autoritățile au trimis în interiorul insulei câini special dresați, pentru a descoperi persoanele dispărute. Aceștia nu s-au mai întors. Autoritățile au luat decizia de a trimite un tanc, închis ermetic, iar pe caroserie au așezat mai multe aparate de măsurat.

Tanchistul a fost instruit să nu iasă din tanc și să mențină în permanență legătura radio cu cei rămași la țărm. Mai mult, tancul a fost legat cu un cablu metalic pentru a împiedica dispariția acestuia. Tancul a înaintat o bucată de vreme, tanchistul raporta ceea ce vede până când transmisia s-a întrerupt. Cei de la țărm au tras tancul spre țărm și au constatat că acesta era acoperit cu un strat gros care semăna cu gheața. Când au deschis tancul au constatat că tanchistul dispăruse, scrie efemeride.ro.

Mostre din gheață au fost duse la Moscova pentru a fi cercetat și s-a ajuns la concluzia că particulele sunt de origine necunoscută.
Vadim Cernobrov, cercetător rus, vorbește despre faptul că pe insulă ar fi amplasată o bază a extratereştrilor, iar pâcla este un scut de protecție a acesteia. În prezent insula este nelocuită, iar autoritățile au interzis accesul.

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