Russia's latest strategy to curb Scientology: Shut down the money pipeline - 2021-09-26
A decision was made to recognize the activities of two foreign non-governmental organizations as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation. According to the results of studying the materials received on September 24, 2021, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation decided to recognize the activities of the following foreign non-governmental organizations as undesirable in the territory of the Russian Federation: WORLD INSTITUTE OF SCIENTOLOGY ENTERPRISES INTERNATIONAL (USA); CHURCH OF SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOGY (Also known as "L. Ron Hubbard Library," USA).
This is clearly bad news for Scientology. But how bad is it?