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Moscow Hare Krishnas Participate at the Night of Museums
By: Olessia Podtserob
for ISKCON News on May 30, 2013
Photo Credits: Ilay Boyko
Moscow ISKCON devotees participating at the Night of the Museums parade
(Photos by Ilay Boyko.)
ISKCON devotees in Moscow have received an invitation to take part in the Night of the Museums parade on May 18th. The Night of Museums is a yearly event when many museums in the country are open for free public admission throughout the night.
This event is meant to attract people, especially the youth, to museums and to raise the cultural level of the citizens.
Approximately two hundred people gathered for the multi-cultural parade that walked through the streets of Moscow. They were carrying paintings from museums. The idea was to take art to the streets.
The Vaishnavas were carrying a painting by Huan Miro and a flag of the Multimedia Art Museum.
The parade was very colorful. Some participants were dressed pup as musketeers, others as the great Russian poet Pushkin, or Peter the First, there was also a group of Chinese musicians.
Among these marchers there was a group of happy Hare Krishnas who were dancing and chanting the Maha-mantra.
The parade was attracting the attention of passers-by who were eagerly taking pictures.
The procession walked by the Church of Christ the Saviour towards the Central House of Artist Museum, out of which, during the night the "Black Square", a legendary painting by Kazimir Malevich, was carried out into the street.
Click here to watch the video of the event (Russian):