December 28, 2011

*Russian court says key text of Hare Krishna movement is not 'extremist'*

*Russian court rejects proposed ban of Hindu text *

A Russian court decided Wednesday not to ban a religious text central to the global Hare Krishna movement, rejecting claims that the text is "extremist" and ending a case that has angered Hindus around the world.

The Indian Foreign Ministry said it appreciated "this sensible resolution of a sensitive issue."

December 16, 2011

Dear Maharajas, Prabhus, members of this conference,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Today we received the testimony of the experts from Kemerovo State University. As it should have been expected, it is highly negative.

We uploaded the petition. It is self-explanatory, and formulated in such a way that not only ISKCON devotees can vote. Please feel free to share this link.

Please find below the text of the petition. On the site it is both in Russian and English.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, one of the most respected holy scriptures of the world today, is under the threat of being banned in Russia.

September 10, 2014

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a big swipe at "my secular friends" predicting television debates back home on why he had carried the Bhagavad Gita with him on his five-day tour of Japan.

"I came bearing the Bhagavad Gita as a gift...I always present the Gita to eminent people I meet all over the world. When I met the (Japanese) Emperor I gave him the Gita because I have nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get," the Prime Minister said, addressing the Indian community in one of his last engagements in Tokyo.

October 14, 2011

Published Oct 10 in Oslo, Norway
Tomsk Prosecutor and FSB against Hare Krishna community

June 1, 2013

Hare Krishna movement on China National TV  the link to the tv program is


February 28, 2012

According to a local astrologer, by the Gregorian calendar Lord Caitanya was born on this day, February 27th, in 1486, 7 minutes after the Hungarian parliament passed the church, a law that retained the church status for ISKCON in Hungary. We are now one of only 32 recognized churches in the country--down from over 300. Legally, we have the same rights and standing as the Catholic Church, and that from a government that wanted to see this country known as a Christian domain.