The End of The Maya Long Count On December 21 Inspires Panic In Parts of Russia And France

Mayan ‘End Of Days’ Predictions Incites Regional Panic In Russia, Some Parts Of France

MOSCOW — It’s that time of year when the unusual is expected, and apparently it’s all the fault of the Mayans.

According to some New Age schools of thought, the world will end on December 21, 2012.

That’s the date that a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar ceases.

Some may scoff that it’s all nonsense and superstition, but in Russia the natives are taking the predictions, literally.

Evidence of this can seen in the vast Mayan-style archway being constructed out of ice on Karl Marx street in Chelyabinsk in south Moscow.

Rather alarmingly, The New York Times writes of “scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones.”

Fears In Some Parts Of Russia Running High Due To A Belief In The Mayan Prophecies