FSB officers raid St. Petersburg Church of Scientology - 2018-03-28
Searches are conducted at the premises of the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg, the press service of Federal Security Service's (FSB) regional directorate reports Wednesday.
The raids are directed to identifying more items and documents confirming the criminality of the religious organization leaders' actions, according to the statement.
Currently, the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg leader Ivan Matsitsky and chief accountant of the religious group Sakhib Aliyev are in detention. The organization's executive director Galina Shurinova, chief of the official matters department Anastasia Terentyeva and her assistance Constance Yesaulkova are under house arrest. They stand charged with illegal business, inciting hatred and enmity, violation of human dignity.