Archive for November, 2004

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 »