The Jehovah's Witnesses lost their appeal to the Supreme Court of Russia. Bethel to be liquidated.
I bet the GB saw this coming ... here comes the persecution complex paranoia. "The end is near!"
Any official ban on religious freedom is bad news for any civilized society. Even if the target is the JW organization. Unfortunately, it's the rank & file that get most of the woes. The Society had already protected its assets I'm sure.