Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
Russian government, religious and human rights dignitaries joined more than 2,000 Scientologists to mark the grand opening of the Russian Federation’s premier Church of Scientology of Moscow.
The new home for the Church of Scientology of Moscow was dedicated before more than 2,000 Scientologists, Russian government, religious and human rights dignitaries. The ceremonies marked the grand opening of the first major Church of Scientology in the Russian Federation.
Members of the famed Moscow-based military ensemble Choeurs et Dances de L’Armée Russe opened the dedication ceremony of the Church of Scientology Moscow with the traditional Russian folk song and dance known as “Kalinka.”
Following the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of Moscow, Scientologists, guests, and community and civic leaders gathered in the Church’s three-story skylit atrium.
Scientologists and guests toured the new home of the Church of Scientology of Moscow immediately following its grand opening ceremonies. The Church serves Moscow’s Scientology congregation, providing ideal facilities for religious services and is also open and available to all members of the community.
The Church of Scientology Moscow: The centerpiece of the Church of Scientology of Moscow is its three-story glass and steel atrium. The atrium houses public conference facilities and a café for parishioners and visitors.
Public Conference Room: The Church of Scientology of Moscow serves as a center for all faiths to unite in the name of religious freedom. The Church provides public conference rooms for the use of religious and community groups.
Public Information Center: The Public Information Center in the new Church of Scientology of Moscow presents more than 450 films that provide an introduction to Dianetics and Scientology, as well as the many Church-sponsored social betterment and humanitarian programs.
The Chapel: All congregational gatherings are convened in the Church of Scientology of Moscow Chapel—weddings, naming ceremonies (christenings), and Sunday services. The Chapel further serves as a venue for community events and functions.
Scientology Chapel: Moscow’s Scientology Chapel is the site of all religious Church services and also hosts public gatherings, including community banquets.
The Office of L. Ron Hubbard
As is traditional in all Churches of Scientology, an office of L. Ron Hubbard stands in honor of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and symbolizes that this Church is true to his writings and ideals.
The new Church of Scientology of Moscow is located at:
Phone: +7 (495) 978-5020
Under the guidance of Mr. David Miscavige, the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, the Church is undergoing an era of explosive growth. The opening of the Moscow Church is the second since the beginning of 2011, and the 20th to be christened in cultural centers world over, in just the last 5 years, including:
There are currently another 60 major Scientology Churches in design, planning or construction around the world. (For the complete list of new Scientology Churches, see David Miscavige: At the Helm in the Era of Expansion)
This same period of unparalleled expansion also saw:
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 9,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 countries.