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Moscow, Russia: Anti-drug activity

Moscow, Russia: Anti-drug activity

Scientologists distribute booklets on the truth about the most commonly abused drugs and collect signatures from citizens who pledge to remain drug-free.


Church of Scientology of Moscow Drug Education and Prevention a Year-Round Activity

No matter the weather, Moscow Scientologists carry out drug education and prevention to help counter drug abuse trends in their city.

Despite frigid conditions, volunteers from the Church of Scientology took their drug education and prevention activities to the streets of Moscow this week, distributing 2,600 fliers and collecting 2,000 signatures on drug-free pledges. And for good reason.

According to a 2010 United Nations study, Russia has the world’s highest per capita heroin use, resulting in 30,000 to 40,000 drug-related deaths in the country each year. 

The Russian Federal Service for the Control of Narcotics reported a 15-fold rise in the number of drug-related crimes and a tenfold increase in the number of Russian drug users from 1996 to 2006. As reported in The New York Times this week, an estimated 1.8 million users inject drugs in that country—the highest of any nation in the world. To worsen matters, addiction is hitting young people the hardest—the majority of drug addicts are 16-30, and over the last decade, the age of first use dropped from 17 to 14.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Moscow, determined to reverse this trend, carry out drug education and prevention activities throughout the year. They distribute drug education and prevention booklets and flyers and collect signatures on their drug-free pledge every week.  They organize a wide variety of activities, including street events and concerts. In June 2011 they carried out a marathon that traveled through 12 nearby cities.

To learn more about the drug prevention initiative sponsored by the Church of Scientology or to participate, visit the Scientology website.

The Church of Scientology of Moscow celebrated its grand opening at its new home on Taganskaya Street February 26, 2011. The new Church is designed to serve as a home for the entire community and a meeting ground of cooperative efforts to uplift citizens of all denominations.

The Problems of Work on DVD Earns Telly Award

Golden Era Productions was presented a Telly Award for The Problems of Work on DVD.

The Problems of Work on DVD was honored Monday, June 13, with a Bronze Telly Award for Charitable/Not-for-profit films, the second coveted industry award presented this month to the 66-minute filmed presentation of L. Ron Hubbard’s book The Problems of Work—Scientology Applied to the Workaday World.

Produced by Golden Era Productions, the central dissemination center of the Scientology religion, The Problems of Work film on DVD is drawn directly from the pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s book, illustrating basic Scientology principles for use in everyday life.

“All eight of the individual film chapters vividly illustrate the book’s principles and demonstrate its procedures for immediate application,” says Catherine Fraser, Director of Public Affairs for Golden Era Productions. “It contains the senior principles and laws that apply to every endeavor, every problem of work—discoveries which lay bare the core of these problems and explain the very fabric of life itself.”

The film is the centerpiece of an introductory Scientology course offered in every Scientology Church and Mission. To make the knowledge broadly available, the DVD has been translated and produced in 15 languages.

Among the Scientology principles presented in the film are the triangle of Affinity, Reality and Communication, which are the Components of Understanding; the Anatomy of Confusion; the Anatomy of Control; the Secret of Efficiency; and the underlying mental and spiritual reasons for exhaustion and their remedy.

The Telly Awards, established in 1978, has the mission of strengthening the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

On June 1, 2011, Golden Era Productions was also honored with an Indie Fest Award of Merit for The Problems of Work film on DVD. Golden Era Productions has earned 58 national and international awards for its films, documentaries, public service announcements and websites. For more information about Golden Era Productions and The Problems of Work film on DVD, visit

Birthday of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard a Religious Holiday in Spain

Scientology event is broadcast to all Scientology Churches and Missions around the world in 16 languages.

Madrid—With the recognition of Scientology by the National Court of Spain in October 2007, the Ministry of Justice in December 2007 and the Ministry of Economy and Taxes in December 2009, the Foundation for Pluralism (Fundación Pluralismo y Convivencia) of the Spanish Ministry of Justice has added the birth date of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard to its calendar of religious holidays.

Each year, the Pluralism Foundation publishes a calendar of religious holidays in Spain, including those of Christians, Jews, members of Orthodox Churches, Hindus and Baha’is.  This year, the Foundation included the birth date of L. Ron Hubbard, March 13, with the following description: “Born Lafayette Ronald Hubbard in Tilden, Nebraska, USA, he is the philosopher and humanitarian who founded the Scientology religion in 1952. Every year, Scientologists celebrate the birthday of Mr. Hubbard with an annual summary of the impact, positive change and social betterment caused by the discoveries of Mr. Hubbard.”

On March 13, in Clearwater, Florida, thousands of Scientologists and their guests celebrated the legacy of L. Ron Hubbard at an annual gala celebration.  In Spain the rebroadcast event is Saturday, March 20, at the Church’s national headquarters in Madrid.

Scientology: Historic Growth

Toledo Blade on 3 January 2010:

In a tumultuous year in which most religious groups scraped by or tried to hold their own, the Church of Scientology reported its biggest expansion in history in 2009. The church that was founded in 1954 by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard said it has expanded to more than 8,000 churches, missions, and affiliated groups in 165 nations. Its in-house publication arm, Bridge Publications, Inc., opened a 274,000-square-foot digital printing and manufacturing facility in Los Angeles that has the capacity to print half a million books and 925,000 CDs every week. It also opened a publishing facility in Copenhagen. David Miscavige, Scientology’s ecclesiastical leader and chairman of the board of its Religious Technology Center, announced the completion of a four-year project to produce 32 films of Mr. Hubbard’s lectures. The Church of Scientology also completed a $40 million renovation and restoration of the Fort Harrison Hotel, its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Fla.

New churches opened last year in Dallas, Nashville, Washington, Rome, and Malmo, Sweden (see for more details).

The church’s total assets and property holdings internationally have doubled since 2004.  (more on the Toledo Blade website)

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard honored

London: Fitzroy House, the historic house depicting the life and work of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, recently launched its new website.

The House, which has been open since October 2006, has, to date, received guests from almost 50 nations. Visitors have included Ambassadors and businessmen and it has proven an interest to people from all walks of life.

The House comprises four impressive floors, one of which is dedicated to an exhibition of Ron Hubbard’s early life from Boy Scout to explorer. It also illustrates his career as one of the top fiction writers in the 1930s and 40s and his later achievements in the humanities. A number of social betterment programs based on the works of Ron Hubbard are also coordinated from the House. The programs include a drug rehabilitation program with a very high success rate, a human rights campaign spanning some 91 nations as well as an educational program which is successfully improving literacy rates in schools around the world.

The website will assist those simply interested in finding out more, as well as enable those visiting the House to schedule their appointments.

‘We are pleased to announce that our new website, which was established by popular demand, is now live at It is designed to provide information about Fitzroy House and to answer any questions people may have,” explains Sarah Borburg, House Director.

About Fitzroy House

Fitzroy House, located in the center of Fitzrovia, W1, known for its writers and artists, was built in 1791 imitating the designs of Robert Adam, the famous Georgian architect. Today the House commemorates the life and work of writer and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard who made it his London base in the 1950s. Ron Hubbard wrote many of his best-known works whilst in London. With a number of New York Times Bestsellers and the Guinness Book of World Records Title for most published author to his name, he is one of the most prolific writers of his time. In addition to providing guided tours of the exhibition which covers 4 floors, the House is also a venue for seminars and workshops.


Church of Scientology International Recognized as Anti-Drug Leader

The Church of Scientology International received a certificate of recognition on November 21st from the California State Assembly commending its “leadership and dedication in drug prevention and education, including the production of 16 groundbreaking public service films that are raising awareness of drug abuse internationally.”

The Church of Scientology has created a series of drug education films, brochures and fliers, which it provides to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, a nonprofit organization that promotes and distributes these drug information materials internationally to government institutions, civic groups and schools.

The newest and perhaps most engaging element of this drug education campaign is a series of 16 anti-drug public service films. Each film, produced by the Church of Scientology, graphically illustrates the effects of commonly abused substances like alcohol and prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as meth, heroin, cocaine, crack, marijuana and ecstasy. View one of the anti-drug ads on the YouTube Church of Scientology Channel.

Filmed in an edgy style that talks to young people, the public service films show the harsh reality of street drugs and drug abuse.  The goal is to impact youth about teenage drug abuse and debunk common street drug hype such as “drugs will make you cool,” “you will not get hooked after the first hit,” and “drugs will help you party all night.”

Four of the 16 public service films have already won an Addy Award, which acknowledges exceptional advertisements, for excellence in creativity and execution. The drug education campaign ads have also won two Telly Awards, which honor outstanding television commercials and productions, in the Best Public Service Campaign category.

The efforts of California public officials to reduce drug abuse is often overshadowed by news of cross-border drug trafficking and the state’s dubious distinction of leading the nation in drug-related arrests.  However, California is committed to tackling the drug problem. According to the State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger channeled $3.7 million into drug prevention and related programs for the state last year.

Any group or individual wanting to do something effective about drug abuse is invited to order these films and other educational materials online. For more information, go to or contact the Community Drug Education Programs Coordinator for the Church of Scientology International, Wendy Beccaccini, at 323-960-3500.

Scientology Ministers: What do they do?

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are active not only in disaster zones but also at other locations like normal neighborhoods, schools and elderly homes, to name a few. A “VM”, as they are called, is trained in helping not only when disasters and misery strikes but also with day-to-day problems in education and organization.

The training compiled and written up by Scientology-founder L. Ron Hubbard helps many people every day.

It’s easy to find out what Scientology Volunteer Ministers do. Check their website or read the dozens of articles on the web. You can even locate a VM and talk to him or her in person, using the Global Locator for VMs, or start training yourself by enrollment into one of the free online courses.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Los Angeles at the mobile fire information center during community fire and evacuation drills in the Hollywood Hills

Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Los Angeles at the mobile fire information center during community fire and evacuation drills in the Hollywood Hills

Scientology VMs arriving for a study seminar in Tamil Nadu, India. The children helped unload the truck.

Scientology VMs arriving for a study seminar in Tamil Nadu, India. The children helped unload the truck.