Rosfinmonitoring introduced the radical movement “M.K.U.” (“Maniacs. The cult of murders”) in the list of terrorists and extremists. This was reported on the website of the department.
In January “M.K.U.” recognized as a terrorist organization by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. According to the court, the promotion of the ideas of this radical organization on the Internet “is aimed at creating a cult of violence, stimulating the commission of murders, which led to an increase in social tension and an atmosphere of fear.”
In December 2022, recognize “M.K.U.” terrorist organization demanded by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia. “It has been established that the movement was created in Ukraine, based on Nazi ideology, and its goal is to form a ‘racially pure state’. Its members commit extremist and terrorist crimes, as well as acts of violence against citizens,” the ministry said.
Previously, Present Time wrote about the creator of M.K.U., a native of Dnipro, Yegor Krasnov, but his connection with any special services has not been confirmed, and he himself says that he leads the cells of the movement on his own. Since the beginning of 2020, Krasnov has been held in the Dneprovsky Central pre-trial detention center.
A group of teenagers who call themselves a National Socialist “cult” have been attacking people in the Ukrainian Dnieper for more than a year: the victims were the homeless, visitors and bystanders. Teenagers filmed what was happening on video and published it on Telegram channels, attracting followers outside of Ukraine, and in Russia – the attention of the security forces.
The alleged members of the “cult” from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tambov, Voronezh, Gelendzhik and Yaroslavl were searched. Approximately 20 of them were accused of extremism, one of preparing a terrorist attack. Participants of the “cult” in a conversation with Present Time claimed that they knew all the detainees, with the exception of the Voronezh residents. They called themselves “maniacs and murderers”, and the actions – “sacrifices”.
The defense of the nationalists from Voronezh denied their belonging to the movement. Representatives of the neo-Nazi movement “Ethnic National Association” told Novaya Gazeta that “M.K.U” does not exist as an organization” and that Yegor Krasnov (aka Yegor Maniak), a 22-year-old resident of Dnepr, whom the FSB considers the founder of “M. KU”, “acting under the auspices of the Ukrainian special services”, committed suicide in a pre-trial detention center in March 2021.
Present Tense figured out where in the stories about “M.K.U.” truth, but where is fiction, and what happened to the people in the video – the attackers and their victims.
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