MOSCOW, March 29 (RAPSI) – Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) carries out searches at the scientology center in the Moscow Region, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
According to a source of RIA Novosti, investigative activities were carried out for eleven hours with Special Services providing additional support.
The Management Center of Dianetics and Scientology Dissemination is one of the key organizations for Russian scientologists located in the town of Losino-Petrovsky in the Moscow Region.
On June 29, 2016, Russia’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling to ban the Church of Scientology Moscow.
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.