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July 12, 2012, 2:02 p.m.
Fascinating Archival Videos from ISKCON Australia's Campaign to Set the Soviet Hare Krishnas Free

In the 1980's the children of ISKCON Australia played a major role in setting the imprisoned Soviet ISKCON devotees free. A 12 year old boy Prahlada wrote a letter to president Gorbatchev, and along with other children he went on a campaign and regularly performed in the media inspiring people to join their petition.

The children's famous song was inspired by the letter Prahlada and Raman wrote to Mr. Gorbachev. The lyrics were then penned by the late Yasomatinandana dasa and Harii Bandhu wrote the music.

The other video is a live television program recorded on March 16th 1988, on Sri Prahlada's 14th birthday.

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