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Scientology in Ukraine a Big Flop

Discussion in 'Europe' started by svonhatten, May 12, 2016.

  1. svonhatten

    svonhatten Patron with Honors

    Hello Folks,

    I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but just for fun today, I went looking for the Mission of Scientology here in Kiev, Ukraine where I'm staying for bit. I'd been seeing Dianetics in a variety of places (mostly illegal booksellers or book bazaars), so I wanted to find out just how big they were. After a quick Google search, I found this:

    ScnMissionsUKR.png
    (Source: http://www.scientology.org/churches/regions/europe.html )

    However, when I tried to find the physical mission, the address and the pin marked didn't match.

    Kiev Mission.jpg

    I checked with a local at a shop not too far from where the pin was marked for Kiev and he told me the same - the address didn't match. He even added that he had never even heard of Scientology, so I gather that it's not in the building where the pin says.

    So, I walked to the actual address that's listed. No sign of Scientology. I called the number. No answer; just an error message saying the number was incorrect.

    Then when I got back to the hotel where I'm staying, I did a bit more research. It seems that the Church of Scientology is making a lot of these places up in Ukraine. One of the places - Slavutich - shows up in Dnipropetrovsk. There's a difference of about 600 km between them. Then I thought it might be a region or district of Dnipropetrovsk... no such hits by almighty Google to confirm.

    dnipro.jpg

    It looks like they're just making these places up in a pathetic effort to seem bigger than they really are.

    Anywho, just wanted to make you all aware, and I'd be curious to know if they are doing this in other countries too. I mean, I know it's not exactly a surprise that the "church" of Scientology lies about its statistics, but for some reason, I thought that if they were listing one of their locations on their website, it would actually match reality. :duh:
     
  2. xenusdad

    xenusdad Patron with Honors

     
  3. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    Facts are overrated. :biggrin:
     
  4. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    Umm, did you know that the recently failed and resigned PM (resigned April 2016) Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk (disaffectionately known as "Yats" by the US State Dept operatives that installed him) did Scn services.

    Some bad-mouthed him by asserting he was OT something or other . . . but my sources on the ground in Kiev assure me he is "no OT" in any respect:biggrin:

    More fail for both the wondrous Cof$ and the US effort to reorder the world on its image.
     
  5. svonhatten

    svonhatten Patron with Honors

    I have heard that. In fact, it seems to be Ukraine's only association with Scientology here. Whenever Scientology comes up, Yatsenyuk undoubtedly is mentioned. Cheers! :cheers2: