Russia detains members of banned religious organization in Rostov-on-Don

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Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Wednesday detained members of Allya Ayat, a new age religious group originating in Kazakhstan and banned as “extremist” under Russian law, in the city of Rostov-on-Don, state news agency TASS reported.

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