Dalai Lama’s visit to Russia is expected
Tuesday 8 June 2010
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Russian Ambassador to India Mr. Alexander Kadakin has said His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to visit Russia as the country’s Buddhist followers wish to see their spiritual leader.
Russia has a good number of citizens following the faith of Buddhism and the people want to see their religious leader, Mr. Kadakin was quoted as saying by ANI.
There are Buddhists in Altai region, in the Altai mountains and they also want to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama, added the Ambassador.
Adherents to Buddhism account for approximately 700, 000 in the Russian Federation, about 0.5% of the total population.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama last visited the Russian Republic of Kalmykia in November 2004.