Man Breaks Into U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Citing ‘Universal Conspiracy’ – Reports

A man has broken into the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and claimed that a “universal conspiracy” motivated him, the RBC news website reported Monday, citing police sources. 

It wasn’t immediately clear what “universal conspiracy” the unnamed Russian national was referring to. RBC reported that the man told police he climbed over the Embassy’s fence in search of Christians who could give him money.

According to police, the man “acted inappropriately” while being detained and has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation. 

RBC cited its sources as saying that the detainee is Andrei Maznev, 34, from the Naro-Fominsk district of the Moscow region. The Interior Ministry denied this in a statement to RBC. 

Russia has been accused of spreading and amplifying conspiracy theories online, particularly related to U.S. presidential elections, in an effort to advance its interests abroad.

Online conspiracy communities are also on the rise within Russia, including those imported from the U.S. such as QAnon. 

However, coronavirus-related conspiracies are now stalling Russia’s efforts to vaccinate its population against Covid-19, with polls showing most Russians remaining reluctant to get vaccinated. 

The break-in comes amid deteriorating relations between Russia and the U.S. over a slew of disagreements and days before presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will hold their first summit in Geneva. 

(c) The Moscow Times

2 comments

  • “According to police, the man “acted inappropriately” while being detained and has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation.”

    Why not just make him a politician, then he can join the rest of the loonies in the Duma?

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  • ‘Online conspiracy communities are also on the rise within Russia, including those imported from the U.S. such as QAnon.’
    I wouldn’t be too sure about QAnon being of US origin. Putler-groveling conspiracy hack Alex Jones was a fanatical supporter of QAnon, but then dramatically turned against it when its ‘prophecy’ that Trump would remove Biden from office and resume power turned out not to be true. In December he had told his demented fans that Biden was a ‘satanic paedophile globalist new order walking-dead reanimated corpse’ and ‘we will never recognize him’.
    Jones in 1999 stated that putler was a ‘terrorist communist demon who wants to nuke us’. When he realized that putler was in fact a fascist like himself, he became a massive fan, starting probably in 2008, when he ordered his evil staff to post conspiracy theories blaming Georgia for putler’s invasion. By the time the rodent invaded Ukraine in 2014, Jones was an integral component of Russia’s war machine and still is.
    Jones’s favourite guest on his execrable shows is the nazi maniac and Trump fan Alexandr Dugin. Putler’s actions since 2000 have been entirely consistent with Dugin’s ‘Eurasian Empire’ nazi bullshit.

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