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.

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.

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.

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