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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 05:08:14 PM »

                            Customs blocking entry of banned Hubbard books

    Unofficial translation of a Russian article posted on May 31, 2012 on the website of the Northwest Customs Directorate of the Russian Federation:
   http://sztu.customs.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16743:2012-05-31-09-50-05&catid=165:2010-12-23-09-12-04&Itemid=83
    Saint Petersburg Customs: Results of the fight against extremism

    May 31, 2012

    Saint Petersburg customs notes a recent increase in the volume of religious propaganda literature being sent to Russia. Saint Petersburg customs agents regularly apply preventive measures to block the entry and further circulation of materials that have been ruled extremist.

    In the course of their inspections, agents of the law enforcement branch of the customs office noted a significant influx into the northwest region of literature, booklets and CDs containing informational materials in Russian by L. Ron Hubbard, the ideologist of the international religious organization "Church of Scientology," sent by "New Era Publishing Group," a legal entity registered in Denmark.

    The Shchyolkovo city court in the Moscow region has ruled a number of these materials extremist.

    The Russian branch of the Danish "New Era" publishing company, which ships and distributes these materials, is presently facing criminal charges filed by the Main Investigations Directorate for the city of Shchyolkovo under Part 1, Article. 282 of the Criminal Code Of The Russian Federation ("Incitement of hatred, enmity, or abasement of human dignity").

    Inspections of international mail in 2011 also turned up Hubbard books that have been ruled extremist by court decision.

    To summarize, goods prohibited from importation on the territory of the Russian Federation were detected during customs inspections. In accordance with the customs legislation of the Russian Federation, the materials found as a result of the inspections were refused at the customs control point and will be returned to the foreign sender.


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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 05:42:28 PM »

Church of Scientology Moscow Introduces Legislators and Community Leaders to the Legacy of L. Ron Hubbard



PRWEB) June 06, 2012

At a round table at the Church of Scientology Moscow May 29 Church staff introduced legislators, community and civic leaders to the life and work of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard through the pages of a new 16-volume biographical encyclopedia.

The L. Ron Hubbard Series, released March 13, 2012, provides the first definitive, in-depth account of Mr. Hubbard. In total, the work stands at more than 3,600 pages and chronicles Mr. Hubbard’s extraordinary life and enduring legacy as drawn from his extensive personal archives, including never before published correspondence, journals and essays.

Church of Scientology Moscow Public Relations Director Natalia Alexeeva presented an overview of the volumes, and guests watched a video presentation that detailed the project done to compile the volumes and restore the original photographs they feature.

Guests were then given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the encyclopedia.

Mr. Sergey Komkov, Vice-President of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation and Vice-President of All-Russia Foundation of Education, said, “The book enables the reader to delve into the life of this great man, and educate himself on L. Ron Hubbard’s greatest discoveries, the fruits of which will continue to be enjoyed by future generations.”

Writer, journalist and literary critic Mrs. Lyudmila Avdeeva said, “The unique, multi-volume publication is a triumphant accomplishment. It sheds light on the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard, an outstanding scientist, researcher and creative genius. The spiritual and practical heritage of L. Ron Hubbard is so enriching, anyone, regardless of age, profession or belief, will benefit from this information.”

Since its grand opening February 26, 2011, the Church of Scientology of Moscow has held weekly open houses, round tables, symposia, forums and community events to make the practical solutions of the Scientology religion broadly available and to coordinate with other groups and leaders who are working to uplift the culture.

The new Church stands in the city’s central Garden Ring, just one mile from Red Square. The Church Public Information Center contains more than 500 information videos covering the beliefs and practices of the Scientology religion and the life and legacy of L. Ron Hubbard. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours any day of the week and return as often as they like.

For more information, visit the Scientology Website.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LRonHubbard/Legacy/prweb9583210.htm

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/743439#ixzz1x5EH49fs

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 03:03:47 PM »

            Former Church of Scientology members report horror stories to Russia Today

The Church of Scientology is facing growing scrutiny.  Russia Today (RT) visited with former members who had horror stories to report.

From Los Angeles, Karen de la Carriere told RT, "Little did I know how the Church of Scientology would destroy my family, turn my son against me, let his body lie in a morgue, deny me a last look." She told RT that when she left the Church of Scientology two years ago, the church forced her son, Alexander Jentzsch, to cut off ties with her.  "To deny me one last look, 15 seconds I begged of the funeral director.  I said eyes only, I won't tell the media, let me just have 15 private seconds with my son."

The Village Voice reports that the 27-year-old son of Heber Jentzsch, the Church of Scientology's president, died on July 3.

As to Heber Jentzsch, Jentzsch reportedly fell out of favor with the Church's leader and has been kept at "The Hole," according to reports from ex-Scientology members given to RT.  RT reports that he had not been seen since 2004, but he was seen at the Church's memorial service for his son Alexander.

Describing "The Hole," Steve Hall told RT, "That place was actually turned into an actual lock down prison."  Hall worked at the Church's international headquarters alongside Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. A former senior writer for the Church of Scientology International, Hall told RT, "I decided to leave in December of 2003 after being assaulted and battered by David Miscavige and also witnessing him physically beating his staff, among other criminal actions."

"He was brutal," de la Carriere confirmed to RT. "He hit people every day and people were electrified."

Hall said he was forbidden to leave Church grounds. "There was a fence going all the way around the property with razor wire so you can't climb over, and if you do, there are motion sensors and security lights that come on."

The Church of Scientology vehemently denies the claims of abuse. As to Alex Jentzsch, the Church issued a letter to RT that stated,

Ms. de la Carriere chose to leave the Church voluntarily. She became an apostate. For two or more years she has been a part of a small group of anti-Scientologists who methodically generate false and disparaging statements about the Church of Scientology. The allegation that the Church prohibited Ms. de la Carriere from contacting Alex is false. Any decision which Alex made not to communicate with his mother was made by Alex -- not the Church.

The Church has faced increased scrutiny after the divorce of high-profile Scientologist Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It is rumored that Holmes wanted out of the marriage, in part, to get her and her daughter away from Scientology. The Church of Scientology caters to celebrities like Cruise and John Travolta. It has a Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles.

"Tom Cruise and John Travolta were treated like royalty, like Saudi kings," de la Carriere says. "They never saw the darker side. They were pampered."

The activist group Anonymous has been protesting the Church of Scientology for years.

Despite the controversy surrounding it, the Church of Scientology claims that the religion is "growing faster today than at any other time in history" and "welcomes 4.4 million new people each year." Claiming that "there is an unprecedented worldwide demand for the knowledge of Dianetics and Scientology," it operates a gigantic state of the art publishing center that spans an entire city block in Los Angeles and produces millions of books and CDs each year.

Former Scientologists find the huge growth of membership in the church hard to believe.


Plus video...

http://www.goddiscussion.com/101823/former-church-of-scientology-members-report-horror-stories-to-russia-today/
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 07:49:54 AM »

                  Russian “Press Council” decision for the Scientologists against Russia 1 TV

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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2013, 09:22:25 AM »

                                    Orthodox Christian Rally In Moscow Condemned Scientologist Community

An Orthodox Christian rally on Saturday that brought together about 200 people condemned the allegedly proselytizing activities of Moscow’s Scientologist community and demanded the construction of numerous Orthodox churches in the city.

Indignation was expressed at the rally, held on 1905 Square in central Moscow, with the fact that the “totalitarian sect” occupies a large former mansion not far from the Pokrovsky Convent in the city’s historic Taganka area and is “intensively trying to recruit people who come [to the convent] to venerate the relics of St. Matrona.”

“In the 21st century, wars are fought with information and Web methods, totalitarian sects are used intensively, and so anyone who cares about the survival of Russia must join the body of the Russian Orthodox Church,” said one of the rally organizers, Valentin Lebedev, leader of the Orthodox Citizens Union.

The leader of the Forty Times Forty group, Andrei Kormukhin, demanded a ban on Scientologist activities in Moscow, especially near an Orthodox place of worship.

“In what is in effect a city of 15 million, we need 1,600 new churches – ‘forty times forty,’ – and very soon as well, as at least minimal compensation for the damage done to the church by the theomachists,” he said.

The meeting issued an appeal to the mayor and the head of the city legislature to take measures to prevent “sects” from activities that may exercise any influence on secondary and primary schools and to help governmental agencies whose duties include control of Scientologist and “other destructive religious organizations.”

The reason for the rally was a ruling by the Gagarinsky District Court late in May that upheld the Justice Ministry’s grievances against the Scientologist Church of Moscow and the Management Center for the Dissemination of Dianetics and Scientology.


http://inserbia.info/news/2013/06/orthodox-christian-rally-in-moscow-condemned-scientologist-community/
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2013, 07:31:31 PM »

                                      12 November 2013,

                                        Ex-Scientologist comes clean about Scientology ‘people will do anything, it’s like drugs’


Scientology claims to have 8 million adherents globally, though thousands escape from the religion most notably described as a cult-like religion, impossible to detach from. Ex-member of Scientology Cindy Plahuta gave the Voice of Russia the dirt on the church and the rocky path after defecting.

Before Plahuta’s life was turned upside down, she had been living in a small town in Illinois and was a practicing Methodist. Though, after her move to Florida with her then husband, events unraveled which would change her behavior forever. Upon taking a job for a company, where mostly all employees and even the boss were scientologists, she slowly got pulled into the realm of Scientology for 20 years.
Though, the hook line and sinker were just the tip of the iceberg in the world of Scientology. Potential Scientology members are given a Stress Test to figure out what problems are burdening them in life. Afterward, a certified e-meter reader deciphers what their main issues are and how Scientology can untangle the knots in their life. Plahuta warns though that once a few tiny steps are done toward the “bridge to total freedom”, there is no turning back.

“You cannot get out. If you do, they know your friends, family, and there’s a very big part of Scientology called disconnection and that can be just devastating,” 56-year-old Ex-Scientologist, Cindy Plahuta told the Voice of Russia.
Endless reading and non-stop courses keep the majority of Scientologists busy as bees. A paperback copy on Scientology is just a measly 8 dollars, and beginner courses range from 50 to 100 dollars. However, in a religion where the “bridge to total freedom” forces adherents to take classes, read books, and get auditing done, it could easily cost a person half a million dollars to make their way up to the top. ”The bottom line is, it’s all about the money,” she said.

Like many former scientologists, Plahuta had come to a breaking point and by 2002 she couldn’t ignore it any longer. Two major hang ups motivated Plahuta to slowly stop engaging in group events and then eventually not show up to gatherings altogether.
One factor, which was of great concern for her, was with the fundraising efforts The Church of Scientology had done. Since Plahuta was part of the church’s fundraising initiative in Los Angeles for their new Super Power Building, she was told they needed to hit their target goal. The amount ranged from 2 to 25 million dollars per week. Even though some weeks the target amount was reached, she was still left with burning questions. “Where’s this money going and why is the target never going down,” Plahuta asked during this time of confusion.
Another commonality within Scientology was Plahuta found that people were disappearing left and right. One instance arose where she had scheduled a telephone conversation with another member however, to her dismay an entirely different person picked up the phone and said the man she was looking for was busy on a mission. When Plahuta interrogated her superior about the disappearances, instead of calming explaining he yelled at her for doing so.
Plahuta and her husband dropped out of the church and were sure of their decision in 2009, after a friend of Plahuta’s advised her to read an article about Scientology online, where executive hot shots left the religion for good. “It’s not allowed that you would look on the internet or type in the words Scientology, or watch the news,” Plahuta confessed. While her husband went off to sleep, she quietly went online, found the article and read it thoroughly. She said in that moment, she was sweating like a pig.

Later on, she ended up reading the article to her husband, and he had the same reaction as she did—speechless. Once the news was out, Plahuta lost friends she had had for decades, but more importantly she had lost complete and total contact with her daughter. She used to talk with her daughter Kara on the phone in early 2010, but would stay away from the topic of Scientology as it was a touchy subject.
“Two and a half years ago she just stopped called and she has not returned a phone call since,” Plahuta said in an upset tone of voice. Her son and step-son are anti-Scientology, but her step-daughter, like her biological daughter, has cut all ties with her and her husband.
It is safe to say that Plahuta’s personal path in and out of Scientology has been brutally unforgettable—but her pain does not stop her from spreading her story and words of warning. Her first precautionary tip is to foreign countries, as one sector of Scientology, The Sea Organization, has been recruiting lower class people to sign up for their religion in places like Taiwan and South America. They promise them a better life by offering the money, a free place to stay, and food in exchange for their allegiance to the church. “I would be very wary in Russia. Before I got out, there had been more people than I had seen prior from Russia,” Plahuta commented.

The ex-scientologist also forewarns people that as much as the Church of Scientology advertises they are a religion—in her eyes they are a cult. “People are just brainwashed. People will do anything, it’s like drugs to get their next intensive or their next course paid for. They’ll take our credit cards, mortgage their homes, borrow money from any relative. It is crazy.” Plahuta said.

Nowadays, she has to live with private investigators tracking her every move and people keeping an eye on her –a method many former followers say is designed to intimidate defectors. In her childhood she was a Methodist, in her adulthood she turned to Scientology, however now after what she has dealt with, she admits now she will never get involved with religious groups. Instead, “treat people the very best you can and whatever happens in the end will happen in the end regardless” has become her and her husband’s new take on life.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_11_12/Ex-Scientologist-comes-clean-about-Scientology-people-will-do-anything-it-s-like-drugs-2501/
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 05:33:28 AM »

                                             
                                                            Soros Hires Scientologist to Conquer Ukraine

http://www.dallasblog.com/201402181010101/dallas-blog/soros-hires-scientologist-to-conquer-ukraine.html
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2014, 03:41:57 PM »

                                         Scientologist Wiedermann moves to another state office

15 May 2014Flash News

THE STATE, governed by the Smer party, is not going to recall Scientologist Martin Wiedermann, who heads the Central Depository of Securities (CDCP), but rather, he is moving to a post in another state agency, the Sme daily wrote on May 15.
The government privatisation company, the National Property Fund (FNM), confirmed that Wiedermann has become a member of the Board of Directors of the state joint-stock company Dlhopis, which takes over low value securities from citizens.
Wiedermann is a former schoolmate of the co-owners of the J&T financial group, Patrik Tkáč and Ivan Jakabovič, and they are still reportedly on friendly terms. However, J&T representatives say they have done nothing to help Wiedermann acquire the posts he has held, and they denied having any financial connections. Tkáč even told Sme that he “has been systematically dissuading Wiedermann from Scientology”.
The CDCP collects non-public information on state and private joint-stock companies, including the structure of shareholders and their personal data. The FNM maintains that Wiedermann has no authority to even review the tenders gathered in the depository.
(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/53976/10/scientologist_wiedermann_moves_to_another_state_office.html

http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/53979/11/scientology_and_short_term_memory.html
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2014, 05:07:40 PM »

                                     Scientologist found dead near St. Petersburg, Russia

Translation of a Russian article posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 on the 47news.ru website:
http://47news.ru/articles/75487/

Police seeking information about a Scientologist found dead near St. Petersburg, Russia

Law enforcement officers are seeking information about a man whose body was found on April 28 in the Novoladozhsky canal in the town of Shlisselburg. A black sports bag stuffed with stones was tied around his neck.

The Northwest Transport Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is presently looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of 57-year-old Valeriy Shelomentsev, a native of Irbit in the Sverdlovsk region. The body showed no signs of a violent death.

It is known that the victim moved from Lipetsk to St. Petersburg in 2012 and settled in Gostilitsy, where he worked as a physical education teacher. He was for many years a parishioner of the Church of Scientology of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Persons who have information about this man (place of work, residence, etc.) are requested to contact police by telephone in St. Petersburg : 601-00-34 , 601-00-36 , +7-921-847-82 -44 , +7-921-342-00-88 or by email : krimskr078tr@yandex.ru.

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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2014, 12:33:13 AM »

                                                    Russia: Police raid Saint Petersburg org, Sept. 25, 2014

    At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, police raided the Church of Scientology located at 21 Rozenstein Street in Saint Peterburg, Russia. Authorities are investigating a "large-scale fraud" by the construction company "Olimp" whose directors are Scientologists Ekaterina and Mikhail Zaborskikh. Money that buyers paid to purchase apartments in buildings yet to be constructed was allegedly siphoned off to pay for Scientology courses or as donations to Scientology's "volunteer ministers." According to present estimates, 9 million rubles were stolen from defrauded investors.

http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/1222376/

    A video posted on Russia's NTV website on September 27 shows some scenes from the raid. The speaker heard in the video is Vyacheslav Stepchenko, an official of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He states that the raid took place and summarizes the fraud allegations.

    Sources (in Russian):
    NTV video Sept. 27, 2014
    NTV video Sept. 25,2014
    Article, Sept. 25, 2014: Police raid Scientology business

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?37151-Russia-Police-raid-Saint-Petersburg-org-Sept-25-2014

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 07:33:04 AM »

29 September 2014, 10:06
                                                   Police raid St. Petersburg Scientology church as part of fraud probe

St. Petersburg, September 29, Interfax - Police on Thursday searched the premises of the St. Petersburg Church of Scientology as part of an investigation into suspected large-scale fraud by the chief executive of a construction company, the police authority for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region said.

The searches resulted in "evidence confirming the existence of financial relations" between the suspect and the Scientologist church, the authority said in a statement.

Investigators claim that the chief executive handed over to the church about 9 million rubles that were allegedly investments from customers.

"Documents were seized in the course of the searches that confirm the transfer of about 17 million rubles to the religious group via a commercial organization controlled by them for donations and instruction," the statement said.

Police were continuing their investigations, it said.

                 http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=11535
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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2014, 07:13:35 AM »

                                        Conference on destructive cults in Sakhalin, Russia (October 21-22, 2014)

Originally Posted by Announcement translated from Russian
World's leading religious scholars meet on Sakhalin to discuss issues of spiritual security

by Alexander Kyzmin
Monday, October 13, 2014

An international workshop conference titled "Totalitarian sects and civil society: Current challenges of spiritual security" will convene in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on October 21-22.

Among the guests of honor and speakers at the conference will be world-renowned experts in religious studies and experts in the field of combating destructive religious organizations:

- Bishop Khristophor Karpassiyskiy - director of the Pancyprian Parents Union (Cyprus);
- Alexander Dvorkin - President of the Russian Association of Centers for the Study of Religions and Sects, Chairman of the Expert Council on Religion for the Ministry of Justice;
- Prof. Ivan Zhelev Dimitrov - chairman of the Center for the Study of New Religious Movements (Bulgaria);
- Roman Silantyev - Executive Director of the Human Rights Center of the World Russian People's Council;
- Chao Huang - Associate Professor, School of Philosophy, University of Wuhan (China);
- Vladimir Rogatin - Director of "Dialog"; Nikolaevsk Center for the Protection of the Family and the Individual (Ukraine);
- Gerald Armstrong - writer, former personal archivist to the founder of the Hubbard Scientology cult (Canada).

The conference is organized by the Russian Association of Centers for the Study of Religions and Sects (RATSIRS), the Sakhalin Information and Consulting Center for Religious Studies, and the St. Irenaeus of Lyon Center for Religious Studies.

Events of this kind have been held in various regions of the Russian Federation and in nearby countries and have had a significant positive impact on the religious situation in the region.

For those wishing to participate in the conference, the organizing committee can be reached by telephone: (4242) 26-14-96.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?37320-Conference-on-destructive-cults-in-Sakhalin-Russia-%28October-21-22-2014%29
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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 07:40:23 AM »

                                              Russia: Church of Scientology faces expert evaluation, closure

    English article posted on December 15, 2014 on the website of RAPSI (Russian Legal Information Agency)
    http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20141215/272783231.html


    MOSCOW, December 15 (RAPSI) - Church of Scientology will be scrutinized by religion experts after the Russian Justice Ministry refused to register the statute of the Church of Scientology in Moscow, RAPSI learnt in Moscow's Izmailovsky District Court on Monday.

    The Justice Ministry found that the statute did not comply with the federal law on freedom of faith. It also indicated that “scientology” is registered as a trademark and is owned by the Religious Technology Center in the US. The ministry therefore filed a motion with the Moscow City Court seeking to ban the Moscow branch of the church. The hearings at the Moscow City Court will resume after the issue about the statute is considered by the Izmailovsky Court.

    Dianetics and Scientology is a religious and philosophic movement established in the US in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard.

    A resolution passed in 1996 by the lower house of parliament, or the State Duma, classified the Church of Scientology as a destructive religious organization.

    The Moscow Regional Court ruled that some of Hubbard’s books be included on the Federal List of Extremist Literature and banned from distribution in Russia.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?37854-Russia-Church-of-Scientology-faces-expert-evaluation-closure

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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2014, 07:06:31 AM »

                                                      Jonny Jacobson on Tony Ortega`s site.

Russia tries yet another gambit to stymie Scientology


Our man in Paris, British journalist Jonny Jacobsen, has been keeping an eye on Scientology’s odd fortunes in Russia. So when we heard there was a new development there, we asked him to put it in perspective for us…

Let me see if I’ve got this straight.

A Russian court hearing a case in which the justice ministry is trying to shut down the Church of Scientology in Moscow has adjourned proceedings to call in a religious expert.

For the ministry, a big part of the problem with the Church of Scientology appears to be that “Scientology” is a trademark registered in the United States.

Sure enough, the trademark belongs to the Religious Technology Center and Bunker regulars will recall that the RTC is the real seat of power in Scientology. Its chairman of the board is David Miscavige, who is known to “COB” to church members.

The city court hearing the case decided on Monday to put Scientology Moscow under scrutiny pending a report by a religious expert, the Russian Legal Information Centre (RAPSI) reported. A court spokesman told the agency that this would take at least a month to deliver.

For years now, the ministry has been refusing to register Scientology’s Moscow branch as a religion on the grounds that its statutes do not comply with the federal law on freedom of faith. And for years now, Scientology Moscow has been fighting to get that decision reversed.

So this latest move from the ministry just ups the ante in a legal battle that has been running — on one front or another — for two decades.

Don’t forget that Russia has already lost three times in the European Court of Human Rights for blocking different Scientology branches from registering — or re-registering — as religious groups.

The first of those losses, back in 2007, concerned its treatment of — you guessed it — the Church of Scientology Moscow. And according to the ECHR ruling in that case, it started way back in 1994.

We covered the most recent ECHR ruling against Russia here at the Bunker back in October, when Russia was condemned for its treatment of Scientology’s St. Petersburg branch.

That the ministry is making a fuss over the trademark issue is not such a surprise. It reflects the same paranoid mentality behind a recent law there cracking down on any non-governmental organization funded from abroad.

The law, which effectively reclassifies such groups as agents of a foreign power, has been denounced by international campaigners as a crackdown on independently minded rights groups.

It perfectly characterises the increasingly authoritarian style of Putin-era Russia.

Only yesterday, after all, Human Rights Watch reported on the growing levels of anti-gay violence in Russia in the wake of a law effectively discriminating against the LGBT community.

For anyone interested, I pulled the dust covers off Infinite Complacency last month to take a closer look at all three ECHR rulings condemning Russia’s treatment of Scientology.
http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2014/11/russia-had-it-coming.html

Long story short? For once, Scientology occupies the moral high ground.

— Jonny Jacobsen

http://tonyortega.org/2014/12/16/scientology-attorneys-ask-garcia-judge-keep-mike-rinder-away-from-us/
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                                                    Police search Moscow Church of Scientology, January 29, 2015

Translation of a Russian article posted on January 29, 2015 on interfax.ru:
http://www.interfax.ru/moscow/420992
Police search Church of Scientology in Moscow

January 29, 2015
Interfax.ru

A law enforcement source has informed Interfax that searches are under way at the Church of Scientology located in Moscow’s Tagansky district.

According to the source, police and intelligence services arrived on Thursday evening at the building leased by Scientologists on Taganskaya Street and began a search in connection with a criminal fraud case.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs press center confirmed the raid to Interfax: "These actions are being conducted as part of the investigation."

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