Moscow-based Church of Scientology allegedly spied on visitors - report - 2015-08-18
Police sources say a raid on the Moscow headquarters of the Church of Scientology earlier this year revealed spy equipment installed in reconciliation rooms. A leak claims the recordings could allegedly be used to blackmail parishioners of the church.
Illegal audio and video recording equipment was planted in the headquarters of a religious organization situated on Taganskaya Street in downtown Moscow, says Russia's Investigative Committee representative Yulia Ivanova.
"As part of criminal action a search was made in the premises occupied by the religious association. The search revealed special technical devices, used for surreptitious obtaining of information, being installed in the personal interview rooms," Ivanova said, adding that investigation on the issue continues in order to determine who, if anybody, was at fault.