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Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a decent religion— survive to shove their religion down Russia’s collective throat, thanks to the courts. Actually, now that I think about it, that actually makes sense, all things considered. Just one oligarchy doing the enabling over the other. NFTU

(nytimes/AP) Russia’s ban on the Church of Scientology is illegal, the European Court of Human Rights said Thursday in a binding ruling. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, ended a case brought by two Russian Scientology branches that were refused listing as “religious organizations” because they had not existed for at least 15 years. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, said Russia could not ban the Church of Scientology only because it had not been in the country for long, and awarded the groups a total of nearly $30,000 in damages and costs.

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October 2, 2009

Scientology declared legal in Russia by EU Court

Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a […]
September 20, 2009

Russia: Sacrifices to the Gods in St Petersburg

2004: “Metropolitan Laurus: ‘We are left with very good impressions: churches and monasteries are being reborn, great works of renovation are under way, divine services are […]
September 14, 2009

“It’s love on earth! Can’t you feel it?”

(AFP) PETROPAVLOVKA, Russia — The crowd shivered in breathless anticipation as dramatic music heralded his approach. “The Teacher is coming!” they whispered. They parted in a […]
August 8, 2009

The Desecration of the Relics of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in Jerusalem

Hat Tip to A.A. (PortalCredo) An Open Letter to the ROCOR(MP) Hierarch Metropolitan Hilarion. With sorrow in my soul, I nonetheless decided to describe what I […]