The Seventh Seal was a terrorist group made up of various nationalities.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Soviet Army Colonel Arkady Novikov was left without a job. Once a very loyal communist, he was disgraced with what his country had turned into, he left for former western republics of the Soviet Union and disappeared from the eye of the Russian government. Arkady eventually found some friends; such as terrorists, criminals, former Soviet soldiers and Spetsnaz, and other associates. With the group assembled, they eventually began to think of a name. Arkady suggested that they call themselves the 'Seventh Seal', for they would bring "....the beginning of the end of all nations who brought our great nation to it's end."
Most of their beginning attacks were petty and deemed unimportant. Mainly, they took over banks, hijacked cars, and caused fires. Arkady recieved much critisisim for these small attacks, but he was really planning for larger attacks in the future.
These attacks took place between 1992 to 1994, with the Seventh Seal gaining much needed money for their future attacks. Private Buisnessmen in the Middle East and in the countries of the former Soviet Union also began to fund the Seventh Seal for their attacks, hoping to bring down western nations (perferably the United States) and take back their lands.
In the latter half of the 1990's, the group began to escalate their attacks to more violent levels. The Seventh Seal would use a variety of attacks, such as IED's, Biological Weapons, Chemical Weapons, sucide bombings, kidnappings, asassinations and excutions.
Here is a timeline of the Seventh Seal's major attacks:
May 10, 1995: Seventh Seal attacked major subway in Tokyo, Japan. Fifty people died of Anthrax exposure in a matter of minutes. An investigation is held but the case is closed quickly by the trial and death of a man named Hideki Okada, a secret member of the group.
June 20, 1995: Seventh Seal operative kills Ambassador Joseph Washington in his home in the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. Joseph found dead with knife in chest.