The final days of supermodel Ruslana Korshunova after she joined the Rose of the World “cult”, before she jumped to her death from a NYC building, have been revealed. The Russian model, 20, had reportedly joined the “brutal cult” that not long before her death.
The Rose of the World cult allegedly used coaches that “humiliate” and “blame” members for the wrongs they have committed in their lives. Ruslana Korshunova is believed to have joined the group not long before committing suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a NYC office building.
Roza Mira, or Rose of the World, is a reportedly a religious or philosophical group which follows the teachings of Daniil Andreyev.
Ruslana Korshunova jumped from the building, which was next to the apartment she kept in the financial district of Manhattan, in 2008. The Russian supermodel had been photographed in Vogue, among other top fashion and beauty publications.
An investigation into the Rose of the World cult was embarked upon by New York Daily News writer Peter Pomeranstev. The journalist is preparing to publish a book about the Ruslana Korshunova case. The book reportedly details the cult’s reputation for “dehumanizing” its members. Meetings with followers allegedly include emotional domination, shouting, and an overall sense of confusion.
Peter Poeranstev joined the cult in order to garner fist-hand knowledge about Rose of the World and its “coaches.” The writer said an unnamed Russian leader of the group described Ruslana Korshunova as a “typical victim” of the cult.
“Sometimes it’s better to commit suicide than not to change,” the Rose of the World unidentified Russian leader allegedly said.
The Russian supermodel was allegedly moved to join the cult after her modeling career stumbled and her personal life had hit some obstacles. Ruslana Korshunova was “jilted repeatedly” by wealthy men who allegedly dangled their affluent lifestyle in front of her and then walked away from the relationship, according to the Daily Mail. Korshunova was reportedly showered with elegant gifts by wealthy suitors; one man even reportedly flew the supermodel to his private Caribbean island for a tropical and romantic getaway.
The model was born in Kasakhstan to a father who was a member of the Red Army and a Russian other. After the Soviet Union fell, Ruslana Korshunova was spotted by modeling scouts who whisked her away to prance down catwalks around the world. The Russian model’s career highpoint came when she was chosen to promote Nina Ricci perfume.
Ruslana Korshunova’s mental health and self-esteem reportedly took a negative turn after an attractive tycoon who had allegedly promised to marry her, ended the relationship. The downturn in both her professional and personal life allegedly led the Russian model to join the Moscow-based Rose of the World cult. The courses offered by the group reportedly cost more than $300 per day.
Although NYC police have determined that the supermodel’s death was a suicide, family and close friends are still finding it very difficult to believe Ruslana Korshunova killed herself. No suicide note was found, but NYPD officers stated that the Russian supermodel had written online messages about her overall despair. Korshunova was reportedly missing her family and friends back in Kazakhstan. The model was sending money home to help support her family, including her mother, who still lived in the former Soviet Union country.
Police reports indicate that for the Russian supermodel to have landed 28 feet away from the NYC office building, she would have had to have taken a running leap after cutting a hole in construction mesh covering the opening in the building.
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