Posts Tagged ‘foreign press’

Russia grants Dalai Lama a visa

BBC News

Russia says it is granting a visa to the Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, for the first time since the collapse of the USSR.

This will allow him to visit the large Buddhist population in southern Kalmykia region.

Dalai Lama visited Soviet Russia in 1991, but since then Moscow has bowed to Chinese pressure and denied him a visa. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Communism in Soviet Union

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Communism in Soviet Union. We students had free access to many western publications. A number of articles on UFOs, on they way in which a person’s individuality manifests itself in their handwriting, on the experience of clinical death, on clairvoyance and bio-energy, aroused my interest and I became an avid reader of everything dedicated to these enigmatic phenomena. I spent my evenings translating articles and notes from the foreign press and in the mornings I hurried back to the institute.

That is not to say that I was a total square, who poured over books constantly, diligently took notes in lectures, was never late for class and never played truant. I was a normal Soviet student; I liked to go dancing, I had been Read the rest of this entry »