Aum Shinrikyo

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A Japanese religious movement founded in 1984 by Shoko Asahara, which is a composite belief system based on Asahara's idiosyncratic interpretations of yoga, Buddhism, Christianity, and Nostradamus. Aum gained international notoriety in 1995 when it carried out a sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway system that killed 12 people
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It renamed itself AUM Shinrikyo (AUM Supreme Truth) in 1987, and was certified as a religious group two years later by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
There are some Japanese who cling to their hope for a peaceful settlement, but the opponents in this conflict are of the same sort as the crazed AUM Supreme Truth (AUM Shinrikyo) cult members who killed and injured innocent civilians with their 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway.
A former officer of the Russian Black Sea fleet has gathered a group of followers in the Crimea to practice a form of religion apparently taken from Japan's AUM Supreme Truth religious cult, the Russian TV network NTV said Tuesday.