Putin Says He’d Prefer Start Yoga with Spiritual Practices
Vladimir Putin Congratulates Russians on Orthodox Christmas
"Yoga is about the development from the physical to the spiritual. Let us say I have started with the spiritual," Putin said at a news conference.
Krishna Yet to Win Russian Hearts
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia who celebrate Christmas.
Putin Approves New Education Law
The long-running feud over Moscow’s ISKCON temple shows the suspicion and hostility that the Hare Krishna movement still evokes in that country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed new legislation that makes a course on the fundamentals of religion mandatory in all schools. It wasn’t clear if that means lessons on Orthodox Christianity or world religions generally.
Putin Visit: Krishna to Kudankulam on Indian Agenda
Exactly a year ago, a news rocked the Indian parliament about an imminent legal ban on the Bhagvad Gita, Hinduism's revered text and philosophical treatise, in Russia, forcing Moscow's intervention. A year later, a bigger crisis looms. A cocktail of religious idiosyncrasy and byzantine municipal laws is leading to ISKCON's eviction from its only temple in Moscow on January 15.
Putin’s God Squad
After years of repression under Communist rule, the Orthodox Church is back at the heart of Russian politics.