Aleksandr Barchenko

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A. Barchenko
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Born Александр Васильевич Ба́рченко
25 March 1881(1881-03-25)
Yelets, Russia
Died 25 April 1938 (57)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation(s) Researcher
Alma mater Yuryev University
Workplace(s) ОГПУ (OGPU, Joint State Political Directorate)
Affiliations Единое трудовое братство ("United Brotherhood of Labor")

Aleksandr Vasilevich Barchenko (Russian Cyrillic: Александр Васильевич Ба́рченко; March 25, 1881 - April 25, 1938) was a Soviet Russian parapsychology researcher, occultist, and writer, noted for his work on behalf of the OGPU, successor to the Cheka, in the study of mass hypnosis and occult teachings.

Background

  • 1905-1909, travelled across Russia, parts of Central Asia, India.
  • 1909-1917, wrote for Russian journals on occult subject matter, published "Доктор Чёрный" ['Dr. Black'] (1913), "Из мрака" ['Out of the Darkness'] (1914), "Волны жизни" ['Waves of Life'] (1914)
  • 1917-20, formally associated with Institute of Brain and Higher Nervous Activity (Институт мозга и высшей нервной деятельности), All-Union Institute of Experimental Medicine of the OGPU. His expertise in occult matters and unusual phenomena made Barchenko a top adviser in the Soviet quest to discover psychic means of influencing the masses.
  • 1921-23, expedition to Kola Peninsula to search out Hyperborean remnants among the local Sami shamans. Barchenko claimed to have found extensive evidence of Hyperborean ruins in the region, including pyramids and a vast hole in the earth.
  • 1923, began work as academic advisor, founded the esoteric society "United Brotherhood of Labor"
  • 1926, expedition to Crimea, cave explorations.
  • 1929-1930, expedition to Altai.
  • Ongoing studies of occult matters, interest in Shambhala, Tibetan wisdom.
  • 1937 (May 21), arrested for conspiracy.
  • 1938 (April 25), executed after being found guilty for his creation and involvement with "United Brotherhood of Labor" (classified as a "Masonic counterrevolutionary terrorist organization"), spying for Britain.

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