The representatives of the Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg and Moscow, now being searched. About this TASS said a source in law enforcement bodies of St.-Petersburg.
“Law enforcement agencies conducted a large-scale operation on suppression of activity of Church of Scientology. In particular, we are talking about the searches in apartments and offices,” he said, noting that investigations are in the framework of the criminal case on illegal business.
The interlocutor of Agency has added that, according to investigators, the Scientologists were provided services in training and consulting, process them and, consequently, without paying taxes.
Information about the searches also confirmed to “Interfax” a source in law enforcement bodies.
In November 2015, the Moscow city court took the decision on liquidation of a religious Association “Church of Scientology of Moscow”, the initiator of the claim made by the Ministry of justice. The Scientologists appealed the decision to the Supreme court.