Moscow: Russian authorities have
allocated land for the construction of a Krishna temple in the
northern suburb of the capital amid strong demands for it by
the Hindu community for many years.
"Last week Moscow`s acting mayor Vladimir Resin has
signed the government decision to allocate the plot of land
measuring 2 hectares on the Novoskhdnenskoye Highway in
village Vereskino to Moscow Society of Krishna Conscious
(MOSKCON) for building the temple," an unnamed City Hall
source was quoted as saying by Interfax.
Under the government resolution the MOSKON is to
finalise the project and obtain permission for building the
Krishna temple in 2011.
Followers of Lord Krishna and growing Hindu community
for many years had been seeking the plot for building a temple
and a plot already allocated was taken away due to protest by
the Orthodox Christian Church, which objected to the plans to
build a Krishna temple higher than the Kremlin churches.