Here is a look into the activities of the "Office of Special Affairs" in Russia during the 1990s. A progress report done by "OSA" chief Birthe Heldt, former GO staff, on the attempts of Scientology Russia to infiltrate Russian hospitals. INVEST AIDE OSA INT INFO: EU CONT PGM OP OSAI INFO: CO OSA EU CO OSA RUSSIA 3 MARCH 94 REPORT RE POTENTIAL PP ACT IN RUSSIA Dear Sir, As reported on my dr line in January I got into contact with Dr. Boiko, head of the Moscow Psychotherapeutical Clinique. He then expressed a want to have us, meaning our Dianetics delivery activity, under his sphere under the name of cooperation. He expressed his wish to form the future psych treatmemt in Russia. He told that he has worked out a psychotherapy like Dianetics but not the same as Dianetics and this is filed for registration as his property. Apparently he expects this to be something very valuable to him. He commented upon it as a commercial secret. On 26 January I met head of Moscow Medical Department Mr. Salaviof, who was upright antagonistic towards Dianetics being used for people as we help people and any help to people must be done under a license with his department. I met him in companion with Dr. Boiko and Dr. Filimonov, who works in Boikos Clinique. Salaviof claimed we violated the law by helping people without medical license. He would not listen to anything and acted straight SP. He said he would take a protocol note of having given us first warning about breaking the law by not being under medical license. Boiko then told me we should apply for getting a license as performing educational work, but the main point he stressed is that now all activities in Russia must be under license. His reference for this is a law enacted and valid per 1st Jan 94. We checked this with OTL lawyer, who said we should not enter into any agreements about any licenses as if we do then we are target for being kicked out when some SP gets this idea and will use the license as a way to create a violation making it legal to kick someone out. During the recent week a div 6 staff of the Moscow Dn Center met with a wellknown professor of Medicine Dr. Chaposnikof and found him antagonistic towards Dianetics practice as it is not under medical licence. He did not change his mind and let it be known that he only would do so in case we changed the attitude of some «Committee» of important people. A couple of days ago I got a call from Dr. Filimonof, who said he had seen a Dianetics newspaper telling that we have activities all over Russia, if that was true? Like e.g. in the region of Ivanof? I confirmed this and asked what is in this for him? He answered this was very interesting, that he was calling for Mr. Boiko about this. That they should discuss this. And no more data. I take all these indicators as a sign of potential trouble as there is an idea of wanting to control the activities of help to people under medical regi. Anyway in these contacts we relay the reality of the nature of the help we give and how really people learn to help themselves. Recommendation: 1.Continue to find commlines to find out who is in positions to rule and who wants to control all help. Locate and develop commlines to the medical field/psych field and get to know the OLs there. Find ways to get them properly understanding the help activity we do and how it doesnt belong to the physical field. 2. As a legal rud ensure we dont use wrong words in our com in written materials or in verbal comm like «treatment» and keep spotchecking staffs to understand the Dn Registration PL. ML Birthe, CO OSA RUSSIA.