Two foreign Scientology-related NGOs declared undesirable in Russia
MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) – Two foreign scientology-related organizations have been declared undesirable in Russia, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office has told RAPSI.
These NGOs are World Institute of Scientology Enterprises International (WISE Int.) and Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) registered in the U.S.
The American organizations pose a threat to Russia’s safety, prosecutors believe.
Information on the decision taken has been forwarded to the Russian Justice Ministry in order to include the NGOs in the list of foreign and international organization labeled as undesirable in the Russian Federation, the statement reads.
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.