Here is a translation of the announcement posted on June 30, 2011 on the Prosecutor General's website:http://genproc.gov.ru/news/news-72454/
Books by L. Ron Hubbard declared extremist following legal action by the city prosecutor in Shchyolkovo (Moscow Region)
June 30, 2011
The prosecutor's office in Shchyolkovo (Moscow Region) has proceeded with legal action at the city court to have informational materials by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard recognized as extremist.
As was stated during the court hearing, experts concluded that the book "What Is Scientology?" and other Hubbard publications are aimed at establishing an isolated social group whose members are trained to flawlessly perform their functions, a significant part of which consists of fighting the rest of the world. The examined materials contain appeals to extremist activity, as well as abasing comments, disparaging value judgments, and negative attitudes against persons on the basis of their social identity.
The decision of the city court in Shchyolkovo (Moscow Region) fully grants the city prosecutor's motion to classify informational materials by L. Ron Hubbard as extremist. In accordance with the requirements stipulated in legislation, once the court's decision enters into legal force, the materials will be included in the federal list of extremist materials and their distribution will be prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The newly prohibited LRH works have not yet been included in Russia's Federal List of Extremist Materials (list in Russian
). Items 632-660 are the materials added by the March 10, 2011 decision of the Surgut city court and removed on April 26, 2011 because of the April 14, 2011 reversal by the Surgut court.
Snapshot of the June 30, 2011 Prosecutor General's announcement: