Just Russia party: reports about our connection with scientologists is slander

Moscow, August 15, Interfax – The Just Russia party spokesmen have denied reports about its members’ connections with scientologists.

Earlier the Eurasian Youth Union, which announced a picket for removing Just Russia from State Duma race, demanded that the reports about the party’s connections with this religious organization be verified.

The Just Russia’s press service has reminded to Interfax on Wednesday that ‘a similar slander campaign’ was launched against its members in 2004. ‘At that time, dirty PR-hacks were commissioned by the political opponents of the then Life party headed also by Federation Council Speaker Sergey Mironov to publish allegations about the connections of the party leader with scientology’, the agency was told.

As a result, that slander ‘was carelessly picked up by some mass media. After Just Russia’s actions at law, all these mass media had to apologize to the party for the factually ungrounded slanderous materials’, the press service noted.

Just Russia representatives have warned journalists against propagating ‘the old lie once already totally exposed’.

The party functionaries have also stated that there are no evidence whatsoever that could prove these ‘slanderous statements’.

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