03 February 2017, 18:39
Searches carried out at Church of Scientology offices in Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg, February 3, Interfax - Police and security officers in Russia's Sverdlovsk Region conducted searches at the offices of the Church of Scientology, a religious, nonprofit organization, on Belinsky Street in the city of Yekaterinburg.
The searches were conducted on February 1 as part of a police inquiry into "illegal entrepreneurship," the regional police spokesperson said.
The police found that the organization's main activity was to provide training sessions and seminars for a fee.
"The organization was doing so without a license for the provision of educational activities," regional police official Valery Gorelykh said in a statement.
According to preliminary data available to the police, the organization's earnings amounted to tens of millions of rubles.
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