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Genesis of Russia's ban on LRH works

Discussion in 'Europe' started by mnql1, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. mnql1

    mnql1 Patron Meritorious

    Translation of a July 21, 2010 Russian article from Portal-Credo.Ru, a website dedicated to news about religion.

    This translation was 80 per cent done when Portal-Credo.Ru posted an English translation of its own on July 29, 2010, but I finished the translation anyway. The "official" translation incorrectly identifies the assistant to the Surgut transport prosecutor as Vadim Lvov; the correct name is Vadim Lykov, who can be seen in the video that follows the translation.

    tl;dr: Two years elapsed between the time that Surgut customs seized sets of the "Basics" that had been mailed to Scientologists in Surgut and the Surgut City Court's decision that these LRH works should be added to the Russian Federation's official list of prohibited extremist materials. The author argues that fervent Orthodox advisers who have a history of opposing Scientology persuaded the authorities that Scientologists intended to infiltrate a key oil company, a suspicion he finds exaggerated.

    Original article in Russian, July 21, 2010:
    http://portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=78959&cf=

    Portal-Credo.Ru's English translation, July 291, 2010:
    http://portal-credo.ru/site/?act=english&id=375

    The Surgut court’s ruling that Scientology literature is extremist was announced on Wed. April 21, 2010 and SurgutInformTV (STV) broadcast a brief news report about this decision on Tues. April 27. A subtitled version of the STV news report is shown below. The source for this video can be found on the STV website.

    YouTube - Scientology Literature Declared Extremist and Outlawed in Russia, April 2010

    Link to a snapshot of the Russian article translated above:
    http://yfrog.com/cbportalcredo20100721j
     
  2. Mystic

    Mystic Crusader

    Good information. Thanks.
     
  3. VaD

    VaD Gold Meritorious Patron

    Another namesake (Vadim). :clap: :D

    (actually, "Vadim" in Russia is not such a common name) :)
     
  4. Sign of Success

    Sign of Success Patron with Honors

    Well...in few words, have the Basics books and lectures received by the person
    who ordered them?

    I mean, has that poor guy obtained his books without being accused on spying
    at Russian oil companies?