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New Martyrs of Optina Pustyn

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In the year 1993 the whole Orthodox world was shocked by a tragic event, which had happened in [[Optina Monastery|Optina Hermitage]]: three inhabitants of the monastery were brutely murdered on Easter night. They were Hieromonk Vasily (Roslyakov), Monk Ferapont (Pushkarev) and Monk Trophim (Tatarinov). According to the investigator, the murderer Nikolay Averin inflicted the injuries with unusual professionalism, ''“deliberately — they were not too deep — to make the victim bleed to death over a long time”.'' The knife was double-edged, five centimeters wide, and resembled a sword. It was engraved on its blade with “ 666” and “satan”.
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