Missionaries Make Perfect Spies

Russian intelligence-gathering capabilities are top-notch. If you wanted to spy on wealthy Russian citizens, but do it outside the usual official channels, how would you do it? What if an American church down the street was not only doing that very thing, but earning millions of tax-free rubles every year on the practice? I think we just found our answer. Read on to speculate what's up with those clockwork annual raids of confidential Scientology files.

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Soul of the East's Mark Hackard on the CIA, Scientology and Freemasonry

Soul of the East's Mark Hackard on the CIA, Scientology and Freemasonry

...the Russia Analyst decided to post a video of Stanford Russian studies M.A. Mark Hackard discussing his translation of a January 2016 presentation by Aleksandr Leonidovich Dvorkin, president of the Irinaeus of Lyons Center for Religious Research Studies in Russia. Dvorkin's controversial topic? How the CIA and various cults, led by the Church of Scientology, use each other in their operations and have done so since the beginning

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