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World briefing // Russia: Scientology loses license

Title: World briefing // Russia: Scientology loses license
Date: Saturday, 9 October 1999
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Michael Wines
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RUSSIA: SCIENTOLOGY LOSES LICENSE – A Moscow city court has revoked the license of the Church of Scientology, saying the organization violated registration laws, and perhaps tax laws, by listing bogus founders of the sect's local branch. Tax police raided the sect's center this year. Scientology officials said the revocation, which was applauded by the Russian Orthodox Church, was politically driven. Michael Wines (NYT) [Read the rest at]