ISKCON Temple To Be Built in Moscow

January 23, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times,00050003.htm

On January 23, 2004 the Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "Ignoring opposition from some Christian quarters and ultra-nationalist lawmakers, Moscow Mayor has cleared the construction of a Hindu temple and Vedic Centre in the city by the local followers of Lord Krishna. Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has allotted a 1.05 hectare plot of land on the prestigious Leningrad Prospekt to the Moscow chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) for the construction of the Vedic Centre...Russian chapter of ISKCON was registered in 1988 and has over 300 local branches all over the country. Moscow alone has about 10,000 Russian followers of Lord Krishna."