Scientology in Russia: Historian Chris Owen does the deep dive we've been waiting for - 2021-01-25
For some time now we've been nudging historian Chris Owen to help us understand what is going on with Scientology in Russia. We've seen news reports about numerous police raids of orgs there, and we've read about a prosecution involving some real estate fraud, but what are we to think about it?
Thankfully, Owen has done the deep dive we were hoping for, and that he's known for. Today, we have part one of a three-part series he has written after extensive research into the history of Scientology in Russia, and which will bring us right up to what's happening today. First, he looks back at Scientology's invasion of that country up to the beginning of Vladimir Putin's reign.
Scientology in Russia: 1. Planetary Expansion in the former Soviet Union