The Sri Sri Doyal Nitai Sacisuta temple in Moscow has announced, with deep sorrow, the passing of His Grace Brahmananda Puri Das due to COVID-19 complications.
About two weeks ago, Brahmananda Puri, one of the seniormost Russian-speaking Vaishnavas, was hospitalized with pneumonia as a result of COVID-19. He passed away on the morning of December 14th.
Brahmananda Puri was involved in publishing Srila Prabhupada’s books in the former USSR, and put much effort into developing Sankirtana in the 1990s.
According to Vishnurata Das Manakhov, “He also used to offer a lot of help to different ISKCON projects and various Vaishnava organizations.”