“The whole of Ukraine has become a horror movie,” where Satanists are trained to unleash the Apocalypse, Alexander Novopashin said in a new propaganda interview.
by Massimo Introvigne
Archpriest Alexander Novopashin is the Vice President of Russian umbrella anti-cult organization RATsIRS, which Novopashin still claims is affiliated with FECRIS, the European federation of anti-cult movements based in France.
Novopashin has repeatedly accused the governments of Ukraine and United States of using Satanists to exacerbate anti-Russian feelings in Ukraine and conduct terrorist attacks and sabotage operation in Russia. Bitter Winter has continued to denounce the absurdity of these claims, which are part of a Russian propaganda whose purposes are largely domestic, since in the West Novopashin and his friends are quoted mostly to be ridiculed. On the other hand, their influence in Russia should not be underestimated.
In an interview granted on November 8 to Novosibirsk SM News and republished on his own website on November 17, Novopashin went one step further than usual, and accused the United States and Ukraine of “waging war against the entire Orthodox world, not only against Russia.”
Starting from the arrest at the beginning of this month in Simferopol, Crimea, of young Ukrainians presented by the Russian security forces as Satanists who allegedly planned to blow up the local Russian Orthodox church of St Nicholas, Novopashin stated that “the whole of Ukraine has become a horror movie, and the directors and screenwriters are U.S. intelligence officers.”
Misquoting, and misspelling the last name of, the late British scholar of esotericism Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Novopashin claimed that the United States government uses criminal Satanic cults that practice human sacrifice for its own purposes. Through “aggressive brainwashing” the U.S. tries to spread Satanism everywhere, but nowhere has it been more successful than in Ukraine. “What the United States managed to achieve in this regard in Ukraine may have exceeded all the expectations of the employees of overseas intelligence agencies themselves,” Novopashin proclaimed.
The spread of Satanism and Satanic crimes in Russia, according to Novopashin, “is connected with the work of the Ukrainian special services under the patronage of the United States. In fact, the destructive ideology is not imposed by the United States directly, but through the Ukrainian army department for psychological attacks on the enemy (CIPSO). The entire methodological base of the CIPSO is written according to the standards of similar NATO units,” which operate with the same nefarious purposes in other European countries. Throughout Europe and indeed the whole world, Novopashin is “convinced that Satanism and the occult is overseen by the US.”
The Special Military Operation, the anti-cultist insists, was needed to “crush one of the main centers of Satanism, which is in Ukraine.” However, Novopashin is afraid that many Russians still do not understand what this “fight between good and evil” is all about. Those who believe that the US simply want to destroy a rival superpower are mistaken. The aim of the US is to destroy the Orthodox Church, not only in Russia but everywhere.
One reason is that the Orthodox Church defends the traditional values that the Americans hate. But the ultimate motivation is that “Satanism and the occult,” which dominate American and Ukrainian politics, seek death and destruction and ultimately try to unleash the end of the world.
“What Orthodox Christians used to talk about—about the Apocalypse and Armageddon, about the last times —now literally everyone began to talk. Because against the backdrop of ongoing events (same-sex marriages, the desire to legalize pedophilia, gender reassignment, endless wars), this became clear even to those people who previously treated such a term as Satanism with mockery or sharp rejection. And now they have accepted this term as the most accurate and complete characterization of the current state of affairs.”
The Orthodox Church is the last obstacle before the Apocalypse. This is why the US needs to destroy it, Novopashin believes.