Russia Bans Scientology Texts

Works of L. Ron Hubbard labeled 'extremist'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2010 4:27 AM CDT
Russia Bans Scientology Texts
CDs of L. Ron Hubbard lectures were seized by Siberian officials.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The works of L. Ron Hubbard are no longer welcome in Russia. Officials say they intercepted a shipment of books and recordings by the Scientology founder and decided that they should be banned as extremist literature that "undermines the traditional spiritual values of the citizens of the Russian Federation." Prosecutors made the decision after consulting with psychiatrists and psychologists, reports the Moscow Times. (Read more L. Ron Hubbard stories.)

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