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

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Sputniknews - 13/6/17 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. On June 6, Russian law enforcement agents conducted a search of the premises of the Church of Scientology in St. ...

Scientologists Profited From $53 Million in ‘Donations’ Made in Russia in Years

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Sputniknews - April 2017 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 ...

Revealed: Australian Taxpayers Fund Scientology Schools

SPUTNIKNEWS - 14/7/16 Public financing is provided alongside large private donations received by the Scientology group in Australia. Based in Riverside County, California, the Church of Scientology has a large presence in Australia. Last month, the organization announced that it was preparing to open a $57 million office in Chatswood, in New South Wales. Scientology’s finances are infamously murky, ...

Moscow Court Bans Church of Scientology

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sputniknews.com - 24/11/15 A court in Moscow has banned the local branch of the Church of Scientology, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – During the inspection the Russian Ministry of Justice found out that the word 'scientology' had been registered as a trade mark owned by the US Religious Technology Center. The court ...