HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A Russian team, comprising various artistes, is in Nepal to screen a documentary on
Buddhism in Russia.
Members of the team are representatives from All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Museum of Ethnography, Centre of Science and Culture and Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts.
The month-long show, which is to begin
on April 27 at Kamal Pokhari-based Russian Cultural Centre, is slated to be inaugurated by UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the chair of Lumbini Development National Committee.
“We would like to express our solidarity to the Visit Lumbini Year, through exhibiting the short movie in Nepal,” said Stanislav Simakov, a member of the team.
“Russia has a history of Buddhism since the fourth century. Some of Russian Buddhist culture,” said Prof Zhukovskaya.
According to Prof Zhukovskaya, as many
as 1.5 million Russians are Buddhists. Curator Kolopova informed that various Thankas of ancient and modern times, arts and
pictures that reflect Buddhist culture in
Russia are among the items on display at