Rabbi Joins Protest Against Moscow ISKCON Temple

April 3, 2004

Source: The Hindustan Times


On April 3, 2004 The Hindustan Times ran a Press Trust of India article that reported, "One of the leaders of Russia's Jewish community, rabbi Adolf Shayevich has joined the Orthodox Christians in protesting against building of a huge Hindu temple in Moscow by the local chapter of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Last week more than one thousand Orthodox Christians protested against building of the temple of Lord Krishna and a Vedic Centre in Moscow. 'Russia does not have enough followers of this organisation to build such a huge temple. But if Krishna followers need such large buildings, they can build them on the Chukotka or Yamal Peninsula (Russia's sparsely populated Far Eastern regions) or somewhere else. There are a lot of places in the country,' the rabbi was quoted as saying by Interfax."