Russian ISKCON followers look to Pranab Mukherjee for support
Believers of the Hare Krishna movement call for the Indian President’s support in the construction of a new Krishna temple in Moscow
The Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia is the trial of the Russian edition of Bhagavad Gita As It Is initiated in June 2011 by the state prosecutor's office in Tomsk, Russia on charges of religious extremism. The trial is reportedly instigated by the local branch of the Russian Orthodox Church along with the FSB in order to restrict the activity of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) followers.
At the first hearing the judge found the "expert assessment" inadequate, commissioned another one from Kemerovo State University and postponed the verdict until December 28, 2011.
In mid-December 2011 the trial caused a storm of highly critical publications in the Indian and international media.
Russian scientists urge Medvedev and Putin to take the Bhagavad Gita trial under their personal control
A group of renowned Russian scientists representing leading Russian research organisations and universities has addressed an open letter to President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in connection with the ongoing trial of “Bhagavad
After a Siberian district court in late 2011 rejected a petition seeking a ban on a Russian translation of the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, Tomsk Region Prosecutor General Vasily Voikin has demanded that a Russian comment included in the script
Prosecutors in Russia’s Siberian city of Tomsk insist that Svami Prabhupada’s interpretation of the Hindu scripture called "Bhagavad-Gita As It Is " should be banned as extremist literature, a court spokeswoman said.
Hindus and Krishna devotees may be fighting a court battle in the Siberian city of Tomsk against a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita, but their 40-year quest to find a foothold in Russia is taking shape in the construction of a massive temple on Moscow's
The ambassador of India in Moscow H. E. Mr. Ajai Malhotra hopes that the Court in Tomsk will take the right decision on the Bhagavad Gita case taking into account the experts’ statements on the holy scripture.
E.Yu.Vanina, an eminent Russian Indologist, exposes the dubious practices deployed by some misguided zealots in the Siberian city of Tomsk to ban the Bhagavad Gita and expounds on the importance of the ancient Hindu text.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said India's bilateral ties with Russia are not in trouble over the ongoing controversy surrounding the possible ban on Bhagwad Gita across Russia, and added that the matter is still pending in court.
Right after the visit of Manmohan Singh to Russia, media reports on the Tomsk prosecutors’ move to ban Svami Prabhupada’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita mar the aftertaste of the meeting between Indian and Russian leaders.
A Russian court on Monday suspended its verdict till December 28 on the demand for banning A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s translation and commentary on Bhagavad-gita, which a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church has described as 'extr