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« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2016, 12:56:36 PM »

                                         Russia’s Supreme Court dismisses complaint filed by Church of Scientology

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20160505/276049048.html
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« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2016, 07:20:27 AM »

                                                              Scientology in Ukraine a Big Flop

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« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2016, 03:26:02 AM »

                        Searches underway in Moscow and St. Petersburg to suppress unlawful activities of Church of Scientology

St. Petersburg/Moscow, June 21, Interfax - Large-scale investigative measures concerning the activity of the Church of Scientology are underway in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Tuesday, a source in law enforcement agencies told Interfax.

"Large-scale investigative measures and searches are being conducted as part of efforts to suppress the unlawful activities of the Church of Scientology and as part of a criminal case opened on a count of 'illegal entrepreneurship'," he said.

These measures are being taken both in Moscow and St. Petersburg, he said.

Interfax has so far been unable to obtain official confirmation of the report.

The press service of the Russian Federal Security Service's branch for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region has declined to comment.

An eyewitness told Interfax that officers of law enforcement agencies had arrived at the main scientologists' office in Moscow, located in the city's Taganskaya Street.

A police bus is parked near the building, all entrances to the office have been blocked and worshippers and other visitors are not being allowed inside, he said.

It was reported that in November 2015, the Moscow City Court ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by the Moscow branch of the Russian Justice Ministry seeking the closure of the Moscow Church of Scientology religious organization. The scientologists have been trying to appeal this decision at the Russian Supreme Court.

Justice Ministry officials said during the court session that the title 'scientology' was registered as a trademark and, consequently, the Moscow Church of Scientology could not be called a religious organization because it would violate Russia's law on religious organizations.,,,

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=13039

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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2016, 10:59:01 PM »

                                      Police Reportedly Search Scientology Church Offices In Moscow, St. Petersburg



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June 21, 2016

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and municipal police have reportedly searched offices of the Church of Scientology in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Law enforcement sources were quoted by several Russian news agencies on June 21 as saying the searches were part of an investigation into allegations of "illegal entrepreneurship."

However, there was no official confirmation of the investigation.

In November, a court in Moscow ruled that the Church of Scientology Moscow must close because it had been registered as a trademark rather than as a religious organization.

Scientologists have been trying to appeal the ruling at the Russian Supreme Court.

The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954 on the basis of a controversial collection of religious and philosophical teachings by the late American science fiction writer L. Ronald Hubbard.

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-police-search-scientology-offices/27811458.html

http://www.newsweek.com/russian-scientology-centers-raided-criminal-probe-472763

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/21/scientology-russia-church-police
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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2016, 11:56:32 PM »

                                             Russia’s Feud with Scientology Leads to Arrests


In latest crackdown, police raid Scientology offices and churches, citing suspicions of criminal business dealings.   23 June 2016

The Russian branch of the Church of Scientology has denounced the raids carried out by the Russian police in its Moscow and St. Petersburg locations earlier this week, The Moscow Times reports. 

 

Ten church members were arrested in St. Petersburg on allegations of “illegal business activity.” And in Moscow, eyewitnesses said that police officers were not letting people in or out of the Scientology church. 

 

"It is a disease of our society when government agencies charged with protecting the people and enforcing the law, use the name of the law to persecute the practice of religion," the Church said in a statement on Wednesday, saying the authorities had violated the concept of religious freedom enshrined in Russian law.   

 

The arrests were made in the wake of a long-running conflict between the Russian government and the Russian Church of Scientology, which the authorities view as an extremist organization.

 

In November 2015 the Moscow City Court ruled to dissolve the Moscow church because the term “Scientology” is an American trademark, Kremlin-controlled RT reported. As a result, the ministry said that the group should be subjected to consumer protection laws.

 

“The representatives of the Church of Scientology themselves have created many legal conflicts by restricting the religious freedom through the use of trademarks,” the Ministry of Justice said, as quoted by RT. “So it turns out a commercial partnership was spreading the religion, while religion can only be spread by religious organizations.”....

http://www.tol.org/client/article/26022-russia-scientology-arrests.html

 
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« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2016, 11:22:04 PM »

                                           Russian Supreme Court upholds ban on Church of Scientology Moscow

MOSCOW, June 29 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling to ban the Church of Scientology Moscow, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

In November, the Moscow City Court granted a motion filed by the Russian Justice Ministry and ordered the liquidation of the branch of the Church of Scientology within six months.

The Justice Ministry found during an audit that the charter of the Church of Scientology Moscow runs counter to the federal law on the freedom of religion, and that the word “Scientology” is a registered trademark of the US Religious Technology Center. Following the audit, the ministry requested that the Moscow City Court outlaw the Church of Scientology Moscow.

The Church of Scientology Moscow appealed against the ruling.

On June 21, the Federal Security Service (FSB) officers conducted searches in Moscow’s and St. Petersburg’s offices of the Church of Scientology in connection with a criminal case launched against members of the St. Petersburg branch of organization suspected of engaging in illegal business activities.

Dianetics and Scientology are a set of religious and philosophical ideas and practices that were put forth by L. Ron Hubbard in the US in the early 1950s.

The scientific community never recognized it as science.

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

The Moscow Regional Court ruled in 2012 that some of Hubbard’s books be included on the Federal List of Extremist Literature and prohibited from distribution in Russia.

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20160629/276413434.html
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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2016, 12:03:58 AM »

                                         
                                                            Scientology in Russia - It's 1984 All Over Again

Chris Shelton explains Scientology`s situation in Russia. AAA +++

Published on Jun 30, 2016

Russia has been taking on Scientology for the past 20 years in its usual authoritarian manner, banning its books and practicing thought policing. In this video, I go over the history of Scientology in Russia and alarming recent events Putin is taking to counter terrorism by taking away everyone's basic rights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTItHAywfro

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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2016, 01:44:32 AM »

                                                   Russia TV 5 Investigation of Scientology.

The date of the report is July 17, 2016. Use Google translation. There is also video at the link.

http://www.5-tv.ru/glavnoe/broadcasts/509185/506/

The following short Google translated excerpt indicates that the Church of Scientology has exported true, on-Source KSW Scientology to Russia. The "here it is" refers to a letter being shown on the video.

* * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

For example, Sergey Voldaev long time he spent with his mother in the church, decided one day to get out of it. He wrote a letter, here it is - the man says that his life the last few years has been a nightmare. Mother wrote in response to a denunciation son. And today she wants nothing to hear about his son. Dasas again at work. With the "raw material" - the so-called people who are in the process of treatment - it turns out. With "hot files" - those parishioners who at least once, but bought Scientology services - she is doing, on the contrary, not very. Head, of course, not happy, and so he sends it to the next training. Michael Kozin - the oldest and Honored Worker Church - explains how to behave with difficult clients. In this case, by any means necessary to persuade the person to come to the organization and buy service.

* * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2016, 07:13:13 AM »

         Scientology Is A 'Brutal Sect' Which Drains Money From People, Says Russian Orthodox Church

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/scientology.is.a.brutal.sect.which.drains.money.from.people.says.russian.orthodox.church/97235.htm
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« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2016, 04:37:21 AM »

           Moscow COS evacuated for false explosion threat: November 22, 2016

    Translation of a Russian article posted on November 23, 2016 on the 360tv.ru website:
    http://360tv.ru/news/cerkov-saentologov-evakuirovali-iz-za-ugroza-vzryva-v-centre-moskvy-80999/
    Church of Scientology in central Moscow evacuated for explosion threat

    November 23, 2016

    Employees and visitors to the Scientology Church on Taganskaya Street in Moscow were evacuated on Tuesday, November 22.

    According to a source in law enforcement, an unknown person called the establishment and warned that the building would soon explode.

    Police arrived at the location with a sniffer dog. A hundred persons were evacuated from the building. No explosive device was found.

    A verification revealed that the call was made from the office of a homeowners' association ["a TSZh" in Russian] in the Nagatinsky Zaton district. The incident is being investigated.
    Additional source: http://svopi.ru/proish/138061

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« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2017, 02:22:10 AM »

             Scientology extracted over $53 million in 'donations' from Russia in the past three years.

The last couple of days there have been a series of stories about a new raid by the Russian Security Service (FSB) on the Church of Scientology of Moscow. I hesitated to cross-post the news because there was really nothing new. Until now.

Sputnik: Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in 'Donations' Made in Russia in Years

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201703311052146829-scientolgists-russia-53-million/

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The Church of Scientology could have extracted about 3 billion rubles (over $53 million) in donations made to its Moscow and St. Petersburg branches, Russian media report.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted a search at a branch office of the Church of Scientology in the Moscow region, which had been operating without a license, according to investigators.

The Russian Izvestia newspaper reported on Friday citing expert sources, that documents seized during the search suggest that in the past three years, the Church of Scientology brought in to the United States about 3 billion rubles in "donations" made in Russia.

* * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-police-raid-moscow-scientology-center-57572

http://rapsinews.com/news/20170329/278121168.html

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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2017, 07:06:15 PM »

                      FSB searches Church of Scientology’s St. Petersburg office in extremism probe — source

June 06, 2016

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http://tass.com/world/949996

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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »

                           Church of Scientology accused of $4.8mn illegal profit in Russia’s St. Petersburg

Published time: 7 Jun, 2017

https://www.rt.com/news/391299-scientology-illegal-business-russia/

http://tass.com/society/950416

http://rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20170607/278876990.html

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-fsb-raids-church-scientology-st-petersburg/28532777.html
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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2017, 09:08:53 PM »

                                 All Clear: Russian Authorities Crack Down on Scientology in St. Petersburg

Having imposed a ban on the activity of Jehovah's Witnesses in the country, Russian authorities have turned their attention to the Church of Scientology, as law enforcement agents conducted a search of the group’s premises in St. Petersburg.

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201706121054562211-russia-scientology-investigation/
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« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2017, 06:10:23 AM »

                        Woman sentenced to 6.5 years for transfer of stolen millions to Church of Scientology

http://www.rapsinews.com/judicial_news/20171030/280747765.html
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