Gita row

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.


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