Marina Tsvigun (Марина Цвигун), or Maria Devi Christos by assumed name, (born 1960) is a religious sect leader of the New Community of Enlightened Humanity, also known as "YUSMALOS" (acronym from Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Luna, Orion and Sirius) or . Following the collapse of the Soviet Union it was one of the conspicuous spiritual movements in the former republics, with about 80,000 members by official count.
Marina Tsvigun was born in 1960 in Stalino, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. She served as a functionary for Young Communist League district committee, worked as a newspaper journalist and an editor for Donetsk textile factory radio network.<br />In 1990 she attended lectures by Yuri Krivonogov, the "White Brotherhood" co-founder, who recognized Marina as a new messiah and later received the role of "Higher Priest", of the Great White Brotherhood.<br />The members were required to renounce the family ties and donate some money and possible property to the Brotherhood. The Great White Brotherhood came into conflict with the Russian Orthodox Church.
Arrest and imprisonment
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