Scientology Runs Afoul of Russians
From The Moscow Times, "Scientology Literature Declared Extremist":
The Shchyolkovo town court, at the request of local prosecutors, ruled that Hubbard's book "What Is Scientology?" and "several other" brochures "call for extremist activities" and include "humiliating characteristics" of people depending on their social status, the statement said.
Hubbard's essays are "aimed at forming an isolated social group" whose main task is to "fight the rest of the world," it said.
The works should now be placed on the Justice Ministry's federal list of extremist materials and banned from distribution in Russia.
Inciting hatred can be punished by up to five years in prison.