Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban Backed By Flourishing Satanic Church in Moscow

Russia’s Supreme Court banned all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country last month under its anti-extremism law. Yet at the same time, the Satanic Church of Russia is celebrating its one-year anniversary as an officially recognized religion in Russia.

Sataninsky, whose true surname has not been verified, said that the church had existed in Russia but decided to register last May to avoid being labeled a “totalitarian sect” and to show authorities that they were not extremist.

It is just fine that they are legal while Jehovah’s Witnesses are banned, he added, because the Satanic Church does not engage in “rabid propaganda.”