Tomsk court dismisses Bhagavad Gita case

March 21, 2012 Combined reports

The Tomsk district court in Western Siberia has again dismissed the local prosecutors’ plea to ban the Russian translation of Bhagavat Gita As It Is.

New series of Bhagavad Gita case in Tomsk

February 16, 2012 RIA Novosti

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

Retracing Tolstoy, Pushkin and Marx in Delhi

Retracing Tolstoy, Pushkin and Marx in Delhi

January 12, 2012 RIR

The Bhagavad Gita row recently rocked the Indian parliament, but amid the din and noise the deep-rooted cultural and literary connections between the two countries were almost forgotten.

Russia’s rendezvous with Hinduism

Russia’s rendezvous with Hinduism

December 27, 2011 Sudheendra Kulkarni, The Indian Express

Sudheendra Kulkarni recalls Great Russian thinkers with their words of praise to The Bhagavad Gita Holy Book.

Temple takes shape amid Gita furore in Russia

December 26, 2011

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

Gita row: A test of Russian toleration

Gita row: A test of Russian toleration

December 23, 2011 specially for RIR, Andrei Volodin

The scandalous incident about a move to ban the Gita in Tomsk is contrary to the basic principle of tolerance inherent in Russian civilisation, says Volodin.

Dangers of putting Gita on trial

Dangers of putting Gita on trial

December 23, 2011 E.Yu.Vanina, specially for RIR

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.

SM Krishna says no rift with Russia over Bhagwad Gita ban row

December 23, 2011 RIR

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.

Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy

Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy

December 20, 2011 RIR

Following the uproar over an attempt to ban Swami Prabhupada’s translation and comments of Bhagavad Gita in the Siberian city of Tomsk, Russia has expressed regret over the situation.

Russian Court suspends Bhagavad Gita verdict till December 28

December 20, 2011 Combined reports

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

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