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    Unofficial translation of a Russian article posted on May 31, 2012 on the website of the Northwest Customs Directorate of the Russian Federation:
    http://sztu.customs.ru/index.php?opt...2-04&Itemid=83
    Saint Petersburg Customs: Results of the fight against extremism

    May 31, 2012

    Saint Petersburg customs notes a recent increase in the volume of religious propaganda literature being sent to Russia. Saint Petersburg customs agents regularly apply preventive measures to block the entry and further circulation of materials that have been ruled extremist.

    In the course of their inspections, agents of the law enforcement branch of the customs office noted a significant influx into the northwest region of literature, booklets and CDs containing informational materials in Russian by L. Ron Hubbard, the ideologist of the international religious organization "Church of Scientology," sent by "New Era Publishing Group," a legal entity registered in Denmark.

    The Shchyolkovo city court in the Moscow region has ruled a number of these materials extremist.

    The Russian branch of the Danish "New Era" publishing company, which ships and distributes these materials, is presently facing criminal charges filed by the Main Investigations Directorate for the city of Shchyolkovo under Part 1, Article. 282 of the Criminal Code Of The Russian Federation ("Incitement of hatred, enmity, or abasement of human dignity").

    Inspections of international mail in 2011 also turned up Hubbard books that have been ruled extremist by court decision.

    To summarize, goods prohibited from importation on the territory of the Russian Federation were detected during customs inspections. In accordance with the customs legislation of the Russian Federation, the materials found as a result of the inspections were refused at the customs control point and will be returned to the foreign sender.
    Below: Screen capture of the Russian article on the website of the Northwest Customs Directorate. The photo in the article shows a customs agent holding one of the prohibited Hubbard books, What is Scientology?


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    The Sea Org can compete with uniforms like that. Go away Scientology and be quiet.
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    Here is a subtitled video report regarding the press release in the OP:

    Scientology books banned in Russia intercepted by customs



    Source: http://topspb.tv/news/news8427/

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    May 31, 2012

    Reporter:
    Saint Petersburg customs agents showed reporters prohibited books, dozens of publications that are classified as extremist in Russia and were found in the mail. Russian-language publications of the international cult of Scientologists were sent in boxes to St. Petersburg. Moreover, these are gifts that he recipients did not solicit.

    Ekaterina Zvereva, Chief Customs Inspector, Department of Customs Inspections, Vasileostrovskiy Customs Station, St. Petersburg:
    It frightens me as a mother, as a citizen, that the target of this mail is institutions for children throughout the northwest region in large quantities.

    Reporter:
    Customs officials determined that the prohibited books are distributed by a Danish publisher. Criminal charges have already been filed against the company's Russian branch. The investigation is continuing. In accordance with the law, all of the extremist books will be returned to the sender.

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    Russians are figuring it out, good on them imho!



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    The Russians are using LRH tech..censorship. How is that for irony?


    As much as I hate Scientology I hate censorship even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasonable View Post
    The Russians are using LRH tech..censorship. How is that for irony?


    As much as I hate Scientology I hate censorship even more.
    Ban scientology. Ban the books and tapes. Lock the scientologists up in jail.
    THEN have the angst ridden discussion about censorship.

    Or do it the USA way.....let them worm their way into influence with politicans and celebs, get into schools...etc....like a virus....and never ever get to the point of saying "enough"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasonable View Post
    The Russians are using LRH tech..censorship. How is that for irony?


    As much as I hate Scientology I hate censorship even more.
    Oh FFS, its not like peoples ordering the crap from Amazon, its a cult blorking the crap into the country, and it is not like people there, should they so choose, can't get it all on the internet anyhow. They are looking after the general mental health by heading this shit off at the pass, and good on them, I hope more countries do exactly this.
    This material was destined for the hands of shyters and shills to be passed on (at unreasonable expense no doubt), to a new bunch of suckers, its frikken worse than heroin imho.
    Fuck you cult of LRon, and fuck you OSA too (and the little rotten scam ya rode in on).
    Grrrrrrrrrrrr

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    'Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.'
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    Seven Scientology items presently appear in Russia's online list of extremist materials:

    1170. Course materials by L. Ron Hubbard: "Lectures for the PTS/SP Course" consisting of nine audio cassettes and one book (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1171. Book "What Is Scientology?" (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1172. Book "Scientology Ideal Organizations. Basic hat for a member of the Advisory Council/Executive Council."* (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1173. Book "Scientology Ideal Organizations. What is an organization?"* (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1174. Book "Executive Status 1" (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1175. Book "Organization Executive Course, Vol. 0" (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    1176. Book "Management Series, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3" (decision of the Shchyolkovo city court, Moscow region, June 29, 2011 and apellate determination by the civil cases chamber of the Moscow regional court, March 20, 2012);

    *Titles 1172 and 1173 are informal translations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degraded being View Post
    Ban scientology (substitute the word "Jews"). Ban the books and tapes. Lock the scientologists (without individual trials for specific individuals and specific crimes) up in jail.
    THEN have the angst ridden discussion about censorship. (Adolph Hitler)

    Or do it the USA way.....let them (The Jews) worm their way into influence with politicans and celebs, get into schools...etc....like a virus....and never ever get to the point of saying "enough"
    Censorship is Scientology
    “The ends justifies the means” is Scientology

    Using Scientology to bring down Scientology
    Makes you a Scientologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogsonofgroo View Post
    Oh FFS, its not like peoples ordering the crap from Amazon, its a cult blorking the crap into the country, and it is not like people there, should they so choose, can't get it all on the internet anyhow. They are looking after the general mental health by heading this shit off at the pass, and good on them, I hope more countries do exactly this.
    This material was destined for the hands of shyters and shills to be passed on (at unreasonable expense no doubt), to a new bunch of suckers, its frikken worse than heroin imho.
    Fuck you cult of LRon, and fuck you OSA too (and the little rotten scam ya rode in on).
    Grrrrrrrrrrrr

    :inb/4butwhatifitwuzbibles/korancrap:
    • I will make my own mistakes I don’t need mother Russia to protect me.

    • Cults tell people what they can read think or do. (all for their own safety)

    • People who need Russia, Germany or any other government to protect them by telling them what they can read, think or do are all ready in a cult.

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