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American Mormons Buy Russian “Dead Souls” for Afterlife Polygamy – Russian TV News

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  1. Russia Insider says:

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    It has turned out that MORMON POLYGAMISTS have been buying Russian "dead souls" since the early 90s. They literally buy them, for 7 cents per 5 names. The rumor has it, 15 to 20 million Russians have become Mormons postmortem. Why do Mormons need that? Zinaida Kurbatova tried to find the answer. Zinaida, good evening! Hello! Looks like a Gogol's story, doesn't it? It does. A short answer is that polygamy is widespread among Mormons. I will explain. Everyone remembers "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol: Chichikov was planning to get a loan against serfs, purportedly alive, who were actually dead. Later, the fraud was exposed. So, why do American Mormons need Russian dead souls, when the sect's representatives claim not to be interested in money? It turns out that their faith recommends that Mormon men have more than one wife. Even if the woman passed away a long time ago, she could become a Mormon spouse. Roman Silantyev, religious expert: "The Mormon elite, who get their own planets after death, constitute about 15% of the congregation. I mean, those who have gone through all the necessary ceremonies. So, the elite intends to solve the problem with polygamy somehow. They couldn't find any other way to do that but to marry the dead. They buy data in archives." Vitaly Semyonov, genealogist: "Every church member is obliged to conduct personal and community genealogical research." In short, Mormons took Chichikov's wrong way, and they did it long ago. Since the early 90s, the visitors from Utah have tried to get the personal data of Russians who were born before the October Revolution, and they did that many times. Mormons requested many archives for scanned birth certificates of Russian Empire subjects, in exchange for electronic equipment. In Yekaterinburg, their request was denied. Mormons were told that the relatives of the departed might be against that. What is more, the archive specialists found that the contract was no more than an audacious fraud. Alexander Kapustin, chief archivist: "When we read the contract, which we were supposed to sign, we found out that they were going to grant us the equipment only for the time to scan the papers. As soon as the scanning would have finished, they would have taken both data and equipment, and that's it." It's a fact, that Mormons requested all Russian archives back then, but we don't know if all the archives denied the requests. Maybe, some of them finally acquired the equipment and provided the data. Anyhow, Mormons were turned away in Arkhangelsk, too. They requested 7,000 files dating from the 1780s to 1917. Nikolai Shumilov, chief archivist: "That insulted the feelings of the followers of the Russian Orthodox faith. They didn't want Mormons to proselytize all their ancestors, going back to 18th century." Russians show great interest in their ancestry, in the history of their families. Some visit archives themselves, others hire specialists, private genealogy experts. Archives are mostly under-funded, they are left to self-sustainment. How can an archive earn money? Exactly, by drawing up genealogical trees. But in this case, archives will have to monopolize this market, keeping both amateurs and professionals away from the files. Vitaly Semyonov, genealogist: "That story about malicious Mormons has been around since 2005. It comes up every time when someone demands that certain archives should start working properly, that they should open the access to personal files for everyone, like other Russian archives have done at last." Some say, that Mormons haven't become more active than usual, but regional archives want us to believe they have, for they can deny personal access to files on that ground, saying they doubt you came to work for yourself, and suspect you of working for the Mormons. Since 2002, in Arkhangelsk, visitors have no other choice but to order the files and, at some point they get a printout, but not an original document. Some time ago, the court ruled that, starting from 2020, the Arkhangelsk regional archive must start to operate like all other archives around the country. It's not clear whether they will adapt to the new rules. So, genealogists assume that archives may benefit from "Mormon attacks." Zinaida Kurbatova on Mormons and "dead souls."

  2. A.S.A says:

    This piece is about Mormon's but at the beginning they use a clip of a Asian Muslim women in prayer?

  3. Marie Palmer says:

    This is totally hilarious. I'm a Mormon & this is not true. They took some truth, some falsehoods, mashed them up & created a very funny story. Don't believe this.

  4. Travis Norseman says:

    This is TOTAL bs! First of all, polygamy has been completely BANNED for over a century! The polygamist are NOT Mormon. They are break-away cults and have NO relationship with The Church. That's just a flat out lie. We do "baptisms for the dead", this is where a member is baptized "in absentia" for a person who died without being baptized, so soals in the Spirit world can CHOOSE to accept that baptism on their behalf. We believe that the Gospel is preached in this world AND in the Spirit world so that every person ever born will have the chance to learn and accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church does genealogy research to get the names to do the baptisms, that's why they are "buying" the names.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    whats worse, mormans buying souls? or Jewish bolsheviks orchestrating the murders of tens of millions of christian slavs?

  6. Jeremiah P. says:

    Russia Insider, is this a joke or hoax report? You are not known for this kind of thing but this report is fantastically inaccurate. This is a ridiculous as an Ukrainian report about the "Aggressive Russian Crimean annexation" nonsense. Or something CNN would invent to further vilify Putin. I watch your reports regularly and this one makes me question your journalistic integrity.

    Please explain this propaganda-like nonsense report.

  7. Brody Whatson says:

    Utter rubbish – I am not too sure how they can even call themselves a news channel with such ridiculous conclusions of why Mormons are trying to archive/digitise paper records.

  8. milos080878 says:

    Get Morons (Mormons ) out of Russia….IMMEDIATELY!

  9. Suzanne Anon says:

    This is VERY BIZARRE and, quite honestly, strikes me as having MUCH DEEPER AND NEFARIOUS ROOTS than 'polygamy'. The FACT IS that those engaging in this effort sought to TAKE PHYSICAL POSSESSION OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS which were the "BEST EVIDENCE" of someone's EXISTENCE. This has something to do with SLYLY CREATING A PROPERTY INTEREST in the PHYSICAL BEING of the deceased, I am certain of it. After all "possession is 99% of the law" – in this world anyway.

  10. Christian leontsinis says:

    lol are you serious?

  11. courtney harlowe says:

    The mormos are a polygamist cult…they are in my opinion on the same level of crazy as Scientology

  12. Michel Ange says:

    Misleading 100%. the FUNDAMENTALIST "mormons" are the ones who preach and practice polygamy. Get your info right

  13. yfelwulf says:

    The Mormon religion states their founders saw a 10m or 30ft Jesus in the woods. I think that would give cause to smash the Still for making bad Moonshine.

  14. Иисус мой спаситель says:

    Мат 22:30: "ибо в воскресении ни женятся, ни выходят замуж, но пребывают, как Ангелы Божии на небесах."

  15. Abu Turab says:

    Religion is property of God and I think Russia is very desperate.

  16. TheYizuman says:

    Mormonism created by insane Joseph Smith in 1830 that's nowhere near the 1st Century church.

    There's zero evidence in Mormon archaeology that supports their claim. In fact, archaeologists dispels their history, all of it.

    Except of course, they created their own archaeologists to fabricate their evidences to support their false claim and each of their arguments got shot down by real archaeologists.

    Their claims that they can become gods is also shot down by the Bible.

    God's 10 commandments states this..

    Exodus 20:3-5 ""You shall have no other gods before me. "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God…."

    Pretty clear that there will be no gods before Him nor any after Him. Period.

    Isaiah 45:5 "I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God."

    Psalm 90:2 "Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God."

    Sorry Mormons, but God denies a grant to anyone to become gods and have their own planets. Not happening, ever.

    There's only One God, that's it.

    Mormons continue to teach the false lie created by Satan in Genesis 3:5 "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

    The real truth was when their eyes opened they would be like "sin", not God.

    Sin is a nature that is the opposite of the nature of God. Sin cannot interact in the same room with God anymore than two magnets that is charged differently, one negative and one positive, they cannot connect together, instead, they push each other away.

    God hates sin and sin hates God.

  17. my brain hurts says:

    Catholism is disease

  18. my brain hurts says:

    Ban Catholic church in Russia

  19. Donald John Trump says:

    Russian waifu is my favorite

  20. sirblackstone says:

    Its all tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. Nothing they're saying is true. It's as crazy as saying that Orthodox are baptized in the blood of Jewish babies. How gullible people are!

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  22. Steve Smith says:

    first, I suspect Mormon involvement in Las Vegas.
    this marrying the dead is a ritual Mormons use. There is sealing for time and or eternity. for example in 1844 Lucinda Morgan Harris was sealed to JosephsMyth for eternity AFTER he was dead. Lucinda was the third wife of Joe and the first instance of Mormon polyandry. Joe married her while he was rooming with Mr and Mrs.Harris. Lucinda also married Mr Harris when she "married" Joe. she married him for time. You need many wives so when you are a god you populate your planets with goddess wives with which you endlessly copulate. there are more gods in mormonism than all the religions of the world combined.
    Mormons also baptize for the dead, another proxy ritual. Hitler was, many years ago.
    Mormonism is Freemasonry. And the two share a Secret Tow Line since 1842. mormonism isn't a religion it's a political machine founded on Treason. Mormonism has Always been called The Islam of America.

  23. myname is love says:

    What?!? I don't doubt it those Mormon's are nut job's! I love slamming the door in their face after i tell them ill pray for them.

  24. The Great Mechanized Ape says:

    I'm not sure why you showed a Muslim. Mormons don't wear head scarfs. they are crazy as fuck though. anyway who cares, you can't buy or sell a soul, especially one that is not your own.

  25. Patricia Kratzer says:

    I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormon), and this "news" report is so wrong. If you want to know about something, you go to the source and ask your questions. It is like going to a Ford dealer to find out about Chevy's. Just ask any Mormon bishop what the truth is or any of the missionaries who are taking 2 years of their lives and their own money, to teach people the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This story should be retracted and apologies issued but I doubt that will happen.

  26. The Great Mechanized Ape says:

    this is stupid to make a story about. it's like five year old children saying they have your nose. and you get mad.

  27. Suzanne Anon says:

    In my earlier post here, I neglected to touch on how people have been missed lead into believing property is only that which you can touch. And all of this strange effort on the part of the Mormon church suggests that they seek title to the property interest they’re trying to create, in that which is in tangible, by way of possession of the tangible document which would then be evidence of title of some type. 
    You may be interested Also in Russia Insider’s recent video where they describe that the Pentagon is “cultivating” white Russian DNA. And then of course we have the Vatican and the registration of births. Speaking of the Vatican, I ran across a ceremony that they hold I believe yearly, where a gondola is taken out into the waters and a golden ring is thrown into the water, presumably to rroresent the POPE’s MARRYING ALL WOMEN, which ritusl further CREATES SN INTEREST IN AND TITLE TO ALL WOMEN and, consequently, their WOMBS AND THE “FRUIT” (i.e., the children). The ritual itself being his renewed CLAIM OF (FABRICATED) ‘RIGHT’ to such! In a word, his assertion that ALL if that is his property – to ‘use snd didpose of’ as he sees fit.

  28. mo c says:

    American madness …

  29. jason4275 says:

    Mormons and Jehovah witness are the worse, always bothering people knocking on their doors on their Saturdays mornings.

  30. Danny Kreft says:

    This is fake news. Stop spreading lies, Russia!

  31. Vasili Tarkov says:

    I'll sick my Snorks on them.

  32. Christian M says:

    Some mormons want apologies. Not gonna happen! Take your false doctrines away from Russia! The Russians practice true Christianity, Russian Orthodox Christianity.

  33. Christopher Ormond says:

    This is totally conspiratorial, these people have no idea what they are talking about.  I have grown up in the American West surrounded by Mormons, and these journalists have all of their facts wrong and never even talked to a real mainstream mormon to get a full explanation, Russia Insider is pushing myth's about this religion by republishing this news story.

  34. Piontro Pechetrini says:

    Mormons are Satanists, they follow a Free-mason who invented the Mormon church. it doesn't matter how many names they collect, Only GOD has real power over any soul.

  35. ALLEN says:

    123’s of true Christianity v popular & damnable heresies

    #1 “ONE” not triune: ……PART 4 & 5 HOW MANY GODS ARE THERE FOR THE ONE GOD TO TALK TO?? Who was Jesus praying to??!?…. The real question should be … How does having multiple different persons keep this one God/being/entity from praying to himself?! (The trinitarian “schizophrenic” “god-head”) The Trinitarians want to have their cake and eat it too as the saying goes. On the one hand they need to say they only worship one indivisible God being/ entity but on the other hand they feel the need for some reason to keep Jesus or God from praying and talking to himself by dividing him up into different persons!?! It never occurs to them that that since there is only one indivisible God to pray too and Jesus is that indivisible God come in the flesh that he would need to talk to himself as to show us how to live, suffer, pray and die for our/ flesh) benefit not his!?!….. So while Trinitarians are quick to complain that God was not talking to himself at Christ baptism or in Gen “let us” they ignore the logical demands of their own theology! If Jesus is the ONE GOD in flesh and the Father is the SAME ONE GOD in heaven then Trinitarianism demands THE ONE GOD is talking to HIMSELF the same “being”! Claiming that God is multiple different persons as the reason for why God is not talking to himself (because God is three different “selfs”) only demonstrates that what they really worship is in fact not a ONE GOD who talks to himself but three different god “selfs”/ and they all talk to each other! When they speak about who God was talking and praying to, they are quick to say “the other person, NOT HIMSELF!” But if you ask them how many gods do they pray to then they will say “ONLY ONE”!?! They expect you to believe that those three different persons are THE ONE GOD-BEING” which is like calling three different cars “THE ONE VEHICLE” (they are text book examples of prov 26:12)
    Mark 12:28…Which is the first commandment of all? 29. …Hear, O Israel; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: 30. And ………..this is the first commandment….. 31. And the second is….. IF YOU CAN’T GET THIS “FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS” RIGHT, ALL THE REST OF YOUR “FAITH” AND PREACHING ON LOVE & SIN IS MOOT

    “WHO” it was (what person) that came “IN THE FLESH”, IS THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “ANT-CHRIST”! Even Islam claims Jesus was the Jewish messiah/Christ who was to come in the flesh) they all deny “WHO” it was (what person) that came (to be the Christ) in the flesh!?!…….To deny the father is to deny the son because they are one and the same person that came in the flesh!
    JOHN 14: 8-20 ….Note Isaiah 9:6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: …: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, … the everlasting Father ….The son, father/Holy Spirit are all the same person, NOT like two different persons working together even as “one flesh” ….The “oneness” between Christ and the father is not comparable to a man & his wife, for only a fool would say “When you have seen me you have seen my wife, how sayest thou then, Shew us your wife?” Notice they asked to see THE FATHER and the response was Jn 14:9 ..“HAVE I BEEN SO LONG time with you, and yet hast THOU NOT KNOW ME, Philip…..Now image some fool trying to claim that statement if you asked to see his wife!?!!? You want to see the FATHER but have I been with you but you don’t know me!?!?!
    Jn 14 continued….…………..17. Even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH; (Jn 14:6 I AM the way, THE TRUTH,) whom the world cannot receive, .. for HE DEWLLETH WITH YOU, (present tense/standing next to them in the flesh) and SHALL BE IN YOU… (future tense “In them”) 18. I will not leave you comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU (future tense “In them”) Jesus himself here makes the point that the same person who was the HOLY SPIRIT that would come was standing next to them but lets them know “I will come to you again to be Inside of you”
    The whole point to Gal 3:20.a mediator is NOT A MEDIATOR OF ONE, (HEIS) but GOD IS ONE. (HEIS) again, point blank, identifies the number of persons of God! The “but” points out the contrast between multiple persons in a mediation party v the “one” of God. God is not like a mediation party with multiple different persons. …..”the express image of his person” ( the person of God; singular not plural).Any attempt to lay claim otherwise is willful ignorance and delusional nonsense
    TRINITARIANS CONFESS JESUS /THEY ARE NOT POLYTHEIST BUT ARE MONOTHEIST LIKE A LIAR & THIEF WHO “CONFESS” THEY DO NOT LIE OR STEAL The simple fact is that just because you confess or deny that you are in an adulterous relationship and denounce all forms of adultery has nothing to do with whether or not it is in fact adulterous! .. …A rose by any other name is still just a rose AND calling it a water lily does not change the definition of what a water Lilly or a rose is either!…No, Trinitarians confess & preach literally …”ANOTHER JESUS” 2 Cor 11:4
    – Like a thief in your house caught stealing your things insisting he was not there stealing “I CONFESS I am NOT stealing”. You just do not “properly understand” what he is doing/saying. Further, since you never had a “proper understanding” of what he is doing/saying you have no business accusing him since you do not even know what you are talking about in the first place. It is with and in your own ignorance that you base your “false accusations” & “ad homonym attacks” against him…… Ridiculous of course it is ……2Thess 2:11; Titus 1:16; 2Tim 3:5;
    …… should have given you a hint, harking back to Satan in The garden…God said you will die…Satan comes along and states no you will be more WISE……today .God said He is one; but Satan’s children come along and say no three is more WISE and humble in the face of God’s grandeur only “a mystery” that can be understood “in faith”. God uses head and right arm to explain the distinctions between father and son.. However, the Trinitarian heretics say to the effect: “NO, that is just a figure of speech, or that is not what God really means. What God is really saying is that God is three different persons”. Fools, hypocrites and blind guides, God said he was One and by your traditions and vain imaginations have taken the words of God and made them of no effect, refashioning God into your image!
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    #2 SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast
    till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in the war of AD70 are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8/ you cant love an appearing you deny& the context is the 2nd coming not the first)… Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And
    they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES.
    2Thess 2: 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
    or Revelation The First Gospel of The Kingdom

    #3 There is a sharp contrast between THREE groups :
    (1) “PREDESTINED DAMNED” who were NEVER written in the book of life ………..Rev 17: 8 WHOSE NAMES WERE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, …as contrasted …EPH 1: 4. According as he hath CHOSEN US in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
    (2) “MANY CALLED”= ONLY and ALL SAINTS (those who come to Christ) are written in the book of life … Philippians 4:3… ……Rev 21:27; (Only saints are Called and elect; Rom 1:6-7 et al) This is THE CHURCH and ONLY these can have their names blotted out of the book of life ….….Heb 12:23 to the general assembly and CHURCH of the firstborn … WHICH ………are WRITTEN in heaven,
    (3) THE FEW CHOSEN: Those saints who were alive in group #2 who are now physically dead. They died “faithful” these are the FEW that were chosen faithful…….Rev 3:5. ……; and I
    will not BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, (Ps 69:28) …. These are the FEW that are CHOSEN and now that they have died and are saved then “once saved THEY CAN NEVER BE LOST”
    Predestination….its true..its all true…download here Most true Christians go to hell

  36. Super Magnet says:

    I do not believe that is the reason they are snooping. As a country that experienced what might be referred to as genetic cleansing in the 20th century, Russia should not let what many consider a cult to have access to personal records. Russians should study and investigate their history, to ensure their survival.

  37. Kori West says:

    This is literally fake news.

  38. The False Self says:

    Guess who owns sites like Ancestry dot com. Yep Mormons, head office is in morman stronghold in Utah. Provo to be exact with a big Oral Roberts Styled Temple. They have been collecting data for over 30 years and making Billions doing it. Mormons is another group that I would say away from and stay away from all genealogy.

  39. Zlatko Klarin says:

    Dead souls buying dead souls? Lol….. All cults are demon possessed. But these ones are at the top of the pit of hell.

  40. MotoSport ADV says:

    I’m about to say a mouthful! Now will someone tell “ Russian insider “that all this information was obtained online! And tell them to do there research next time!!!

  41. Danila Bagrov says:

    lol i read this video name like "american morons" 😀 . Didn't want to offend, just ridiculous

  42. - says:

    Is there a website to buy dead russian souls?… and who do I pay?

  43. prwtc says:

    For a moment I misread the headline, "American Morons Buy Russian "Dead Souls", my mistake.

  44. Emmanuel A. says:

    Literally. Spine-chilling

  45. SuperGogetem says:

    Mormonism is Masonic.

  46. Sergio Roa says:

    As a LDS: We stop practice of the plural marriage in 1890……1890….1890

  47. Irina Volkoeva says:

    Religion is such nonsense.

  48. Ari r says:

    Satanic sect should be forbidden all over the world

  49. Mr. Boston says:

    Mormons are about o.1 % of Americans we have many more orthodox Christianity

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