Indian President will take up Hare Krishna temple issue with Russia

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on ways to enhance defence and energy cooperation between their respective countries when Dr. Singh arrives on a four-day visit to Moscow from Sunday (December 4).

Briefing the media ahead of the visit, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said today that this second visit of the Prime Minister to Russia was one in series of significant bilateral visits that had taken place over the past several years.

He also confirmed that India had taken up the issue of the destruction of an ISCKON-managed Krishna Temple in Russia with concerned authorities in Moscow….