Panic at the end of the world and the date 21.12.12 not only in Russia course, but also throughout the world. But this article is a survey of the Western media of accidents in this country. Mass psychosis and purchase essential goods gaining incredible momentum …
In November, these cases have occurred in different parts of Russia, including a women's correctional facilities Primorye. There, women had a mass hysteria about the end of the world.
"It all started with an epileptic case of one act of women in the building, after which the prisoner was captured by fear, they ran helter-skelter. Here she sits in prison for manslaughter, for example, and in fact all the same woman, sentimental, sensitive, crying at night, afraid, "- said the abbot Tikhon, head of the diocesan Department for Prison Ministry, who visited the colony to reassure women. He answered the questions troubling them, including over the end of the world.
"The last two months of the colonies were observed related problems, and there were, for example, cases where convicts escaped from the building allegedly because of their disturbing thoughts about the coming apocalypse and fears spread rumors in the media about 2012," — said the abbot.
Another incident occurred in the town of Omutninsk in the Kirov region. In mid-November, most of the draw of the newspaper "Omutninskoye conduct" under the heading "Rest" on the last page, which are usually located jokes and puzzles, crossword puzzle instead of an article about the Tibetan monk and the Apocalypse.
This article contains excerpts from statements by a Tibetan monk, in which he paints a step by step as we must flee from the end of the world. He encourages all people to leave Dec. 20 cities in the country, precooked supply of food, water, firewood and candles for two months.
Monk also said that the need "for the" days of darkness "dark curtain off the window, look at them, do not believe your eyes and ears, not to go out. If you see a need to go out, you can not go far — you can get lost, as you'll even his own hands. "
Residents Omutninskoye decided to follow the advice of the monk literally. Two days after the publication in many shops in the city ran out matches and candles, it was bought up huge amounts of salt, sugar, canned goods, kerosene and oil lamps.
The attention of the Western press has also attracted a State's response to the panic of the population. Columnists The New York Times particularly surprised the statement made by the head of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies. Vladimir Puchkov assured citizens that there is no end of the world in the next few hundred thousand years will not be because he had seen the data monitoring techniques of the Earth. At the same time, completely free people from snow, ice and other emergency situations minister is not promised.
"There is no end of the world December 21 or 22 in the next few hundred thousand years will not" — Tufts said in an interview to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
Journalist The New York Times notes that the panic is found not only in Russia, but also in France, where some residents plan to protect themselves from the end of the world for allegedly Bugarash magic mountain in the south of the country, and in China, one of the residents who builds an ark, to save his family from the apocalypse.
At that time, the inhabitants of developed countries panicking themselves descendants of the ancient Maya, about 800,000 of whom live in the world today, are preparing to celebrate the Dec. 21 start of a new era. They argue that the end of the Mayan calendar does not mean end of the world, and the end of the thirteenth era.
"It's the end of an era for the Mayan era, which was very hard for us, in which we have experienced the pain and suffering. We pray that war, conflict and famine ended, "- said the Mayan priest José Manrique Esquivel in an interview with Fox News.