A Russian sect emerged from underground - literally.
[Fayzrahman Satarov's] followers were encouraged to read his manuscripts and most were banned from leaving their eight-storey underground bunker which had been dug in the basement of a building...
Seventy members of an Islamist sect who have been living in an underground bunker without heat or sunlight for nearly a decade have been discovered living on the outskirts of the city of Kazan in Russia, local media reported. The sect members included 20 children, the youngest of whom had just turned 18 months. Many of them were born underground and had never seen daylight until the prosecutors discovered their dwelling on August 1 and sent them for health checks.
A 17-year-old girl turned out to be pregnant.
Soviet Gothic, from the first days of the Cold War's end.
(thanks to Steven Kaye)