Alexander Filippov: Former personal secretary to Scientology founder at St. Tikhon’s University

Translation of a Russian article posted on May 19, 2011 on, a website devoted to Orthodox news:

Former personal secretary to Scientology founder at St. Tikhon’s University

by Alexander Filippov,
Student at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University
May 19, 2011

Gerry Armstrong, former personal secretary to Ron Hubbard, founder of the “Church of Scientology”, spoke at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University on May 18 at 7 P.M. The meeting was attended by university teachers and associates and by numerous guests. The hall was filled to capacity and the meeting lasted two hours.


Gerry Armstrong

During his talk, Gerry Armstrong spoke about the history of the “Church of Scientology “, one of the most dangerous cults in the world today, and about his work in this organization, his personal impressions of his encounters with Hubbard, the contents of Hubbard’s personal documents, his escape from the totalitarian organization, and his subsequent fight against it.

Gerry Armstrong answered many questions from the audience. He spoke about the danger that the sect poses for private individuals and for society as a whole.   In particular, he explained how cooperation began between the cult and the U.S. government in 1993 and how security services, as well as then U.S. President Bill Clinton and his Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, were involved in taking the decision regarding this cooperation..

Gerry Armstrong will meet on May 19 with officials of the Russian Ministry of Justice to provide information for combatting the spread of this destructive organization in Russia.