Other churches/sects/ of Islam, Christianity and other religions (and Russia itself) have also been playing with fire for quite longer than Borg - let's see if they got burned, as well.
stillMS - you seem to be defending WT a lot.
Here are some differences between JW and Islam/Christianity. JW worldwide all report and answer directly to the GB. They take the words of the GB, watchtower, etc, as above the bible since they are told they can't understand the bible and must take the words from the GB as from God himself. Islam isn't controlled by a single entity but many. Christianity has many leaders and few if any as authoritian as JWs. Are Mormons in Russia? They are very close, that would be interesting to see how they are treated.
Anyway, I am curious to hear what your grand conspiracy theory is behind Russia targeting the JW's as you put it. If it's not the practices, family shunning, no blood, etc, do you think Russia is worried JW's could overthrow the government?