The Masons, the fraternity of Freemasons ... Who are they? Where did they come to Russia, what they do and to aspire to? Why, despite the fact that they were accused of the most insidious conspiracy, they belonged to the most worthy and prominent people in Russia and around the world? How they influenced the history of Russia? Why Masonic symbols have become an integral part of our lives? Leonid Matsih, doctor of philology and theology. Scientific editor of "Biblical Studies - a collection of scholarly articles about the Bible, published by the Academy of Sciences. Scientific editor of the Russian translation of the medieval commentaries to the Bible.