All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Russia

Pictures received 22 October 2004

Sripad Bhakti Chaitanya Bharati Maharaj gives a talk at the Izhevsk public library.
Part of our growing devotional family. Seated in front are Adridharan Prabhu and Lila Shakti Devi Dasi, who is the leader and organizer of the Izhevsk devotees.
Dmitry received Harinama initiation from Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj via the hands of Sripad Bharati Maharaj, and the name Dasaratha Suta Das Adhikari. His wife also received initiation, and became Damayanti Devi Dasi.
Svetlana (centre) joyful after receiving initiation and the name Bhakti Purna Vidya Devi Dasi.

Sripad Bhakti Rasik Bhagavat Maharaj leads nagar sankirrtan in central Moscow.
Near Red Square: the statue of Mardhal Zhukov, a famous military leader, is in the background.
Devotees attend the fire yajna following second initiations on behalf of Srila Gurudev. Nine males and two females received initiation.


Sankirttan on the banks of Tom River, the main river flowing through Tomsk city.
Sripad Bhagavat Maharaj's preaching in Hindi was very much appreciated here in Smolensk at a hostel for Indian students.

St. Petersburg

Nagar-sankirtan at Nevsky Prospekt in the centre of St. Petersburg, with Sripad Bhagavat Maharaj and Sripad Avadhut Maharaj.
With the vast distances in Russia, train travel became a familiar routine.

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