Hindus urge Russian Ballet Orlando to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging Russian Ballet Orlando (RBO) to withdraw “La Bayadère”; currently scheduled for July 29-31, 2022 in Orlando and Lakeland in Florida; which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that RBO, “the premier ballet academy in Central Florida” whose […]

Russian court says NO to Bhagavad Gita ban

Hindus have welcomed the rejection by Tomsk regional court in Siberia (Russia) of proposed move to ban ancient scripture Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Lord). Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, thanked the honorable Court welcoming its decision of reaffirming the December lower court ruling and pointed out that it did the […]

No Ban on Bhagavad Gita in Russia, Siberian Court rejects petition for banning Gita

As a Siberian court has rejected a petition to ban a translation of Bhagavad Gita, there will be no ban on Gita in Russia. The petitioner raised the petition saying the translation work has the extremist literature that insults non-believers of Gita and Hinduism. Judge Galina Butenko of the Leninsky District Court in Tomsk ruled […]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Russia’s ban on Bhagavad Gita

It is unfortunate that there is a move to ban Bhagavad Gita in Russia. It is not correct! Because Arjuna has been asked to fight the war against injustice by Lord Krishna, some people are trying to ban it as a book which would inspire terrorism. There has not been a single incident of someone […]

Bhagavad Gita ban attempt by Russian city of Tomsk, Hindus upset

Hindus are upset over reported attempts to ban their ancient scripture Bhagavad Gita in Russian city of Tomsk. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that Bhagavad Gita was one of the holiest scriptures of Hinduism and attempts at banning it would hurt the devotees. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that Hinduism was […]