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10 January 2022

The situation in Kazakhstan, a big country of our region, where Baba’s service started 25 years ago and now there are about 70 regular BKs and 3 BK centers. The biggest and the oldest BK center is in Almaty (the former capital of the country). And Almaty is now at the epicenter of the crisis.

 

On January 2, protests related to economic issues began in West Kazakhstan, gradually spreading to the other parts of the country. In some places, initially, these were peaceful but then turned violent. The city of Almaty suffered the most. The main government building was burnt down, banks, shops, and the airport were looted. On January 6, a curfew was introduced, all means of communications, i.e., the telephone and the Internet connections were cut. Public transport, shops, markets, pharmacies, and ATMs didn’t function. Shooting started in the streets, including two blocks away from Baba’s House, Oasis of Peace. Some people were reported being shot dead and some missing.

 

From today, 10 January access to the Internet is provided for several hours in the country in general and for 1 hour in Almaty. Some shops, markets, and banks are open. The curfew is still in effect from 7.00 pm till 7.00 am. Sis Almira, the coordinator of the center in Almaty and a member of NCT, Kazakhstan said today that during this time they realized the importance of having printed Murlis and books of Murlis, when BK's are left isolated and there is no online connection.

 

According to the information available, the BKs are fine. They are all maintaining their good stage with Baba's blessings and the wisdom accumulated during the past years. They can’t meet together but now can give their news through SMS (during the little time when the internet is available). The main difficulties they meet are with groceries and cash, bank cards don’t work as well.

 

We all send them our good wishes.

 

The good wishes of the divine family will help the residents of Kazakstan in general and the BK family in particular.

 

Hearty thanks to Baba for preparing His beloved children for such times of crisis.

 

Thanks.

In Baba's Yaad

Sudha Didi

Moscow

 

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New Year Celebrations in Russia and neighbouring countries

9 January 2022

Brahma Kumaris Centres in Russia and neighbouring countries, including sporadically spread BK Raja Yogis, joined together On-line and Off-line to celebrate the most liked New Year Festival. 

The New Year fairy-tale combined with the vision of the New Age, words of wisdom, colourful dances, songs of the soul, greetings from the hearts and many other items in this memorable event. 

The programme covered the Russian audience in particular and the world family in general.

Kindly have a glimpse. 

Link to the New Year Day programme, Russia:

https://youtu.be/Fi90u2SYDFk

 

Greetings from BK Mongolia 

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With loving regards

BK Sudha

Moscow

Russia

 

 

The Living Fairy-Tale: The Festive New Year Celebration for Children at BK Moscow, Russia

8 January 2022

The event started with the vegetarian festival in the dining room where all the guests could taste delicious food while discovering the benefits and advantages of this diet.


Following the festive lunch, both children and adults became spectators of the beautiful performance “The Living Fairy-Tale” prepared by the pedagogical wing. 

 

Pinocchio, Cinderella, Thumbelina and other heroes from famous fairy-tales set off on a journey in search of the Wonderland where there is ever-lasting happiness, peace and harmony. Their guide was the little Firefly who had a magic lantern that symbolized the ignited light of the soul. 

 

And the optimistic guests actively participated in the interactive tasks and helped the heroes with joy and enthusiasm.

 

At the end of the journey, Father Frost (Ded Moroz) revealed the secret that the key to Wonderland lies in our good character traits. Snow Maiden helped the heroes to remember the qualities they imbibed on the way and the Magic Mirror showed a beautiful video about the future Golden Age.

 

The atmosphere of the festival was filled with magic, light and good wishes. 

 

After the programme everyone received a present and had an opportunity to take photos with Father Frost and other fairy-tale heroes.

 

Have a glimpse of pictures and videos at this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EKq87kXFKW1-mXQxWr23d66OmeSfi8v6?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

 

“The New Year Lights”: Special New Year and Christmas Celebrations at “Light House” in St. Petersburg, Russia

31st December 2021

St. Petersburg (Russia): During these Christmas and New Year days people across the globe are busy buying, making, giving and receiving gifts as a sign of love and care for their near and dear ones. “The New Year Lights” event that took place at the Lighthouse, the Brahma Kumaris Centre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 25, became a wonderful exchange of spiritual gifts that would definitely come in handy to make our next year more powerful, beautiful and essence-full. Although the Lighthouse had never been closed even for a single day in 2021, the event turned out to be the first one when the house was full after a long period of the pandemic restrictions.

BK Santosh, Director of St. Petersburg Center of Brahma Kumaris, shared with the audience the secrets of ever-lasting enthusiasm for self-transformation. She underlined that we, human souls, the children of the Supreme Father, are already filled with the treasures of purity, peace, love and happiness. It is just that the lock and the key to those treasures get rusted in the course of time. We have to make sure we clean them with the oil of knowledge and remembrance on a daily basis, not waiting for the end of the year to come for our New Year resolutions.

The song “The One and Only Soul” performed by Mr. Albert Asadullin, national singer of Russia, resonated emotionally with BK Santosh’s words. And the fairytale drama “The Shop of Happiness” offered every participant of the event a wide choice of unique New Year gifts: a Kaleidoscope for making our worldview bright and colourful, a special Device for Bursting Soap Bubbles of our daily problems and even a Book of Happy Fortune that is to be written by every one of us with our own effort.

The event culminated with the coming of Father Christmas (or Grandfather Frost, as they call him in Russia) and a lovely get-together near the shining Christmas tree.


 

 

Greetings of Bliss and Love for New Year 2022 from Moscow, Russia

29 December 2021

 

 

Programs by Cultural Group of Brahma Kumaris, Moscow

29 December 2021

Moscow (Russia): The cultural group of the Brahma Kumaris in Moscow took part in various programs.

 

There was a big celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the vocal ensemble “Belcanto” led by Mrs. Ekaterina Fouranova. The concert took place at the Center of Culture and Family Leisure in Tomilino, Moscow region, a town that is famous for its achievements in music and literature. For the 15 years the members of “Belcanto” have actively participated in the cultural life of the town of Lyubertsy and the whole Moscow region, have become laureates and prizewinners of All-Russian and international festivals and competitions.

 

On the invitation of Mrs. Ekaterina Fouranova the BK students also decorated the event with their items: Larisa Gridina, Elena Titova, Elena Mishchenko, Vanda Dombrovskaya and Julia Sabitova. All the participants of the concert were rewarded with diplomas.

 

The Music and Poetry Group “Lyre” conducted several programmes dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a world-famous Russian writer. One of the programmes was held at the central library of the town of Udelnaya. The audience enjoyed the interesting narrative about the life and work of the writer, beautiful poems, songs, ballads.

 

The video “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”, based on a novel by Dostoevsky and created by Brahma Kumaris in Moscow, was a great success. The novel gives a clear introduction of the earthly paradise. Watching the video and listening to the inspiring lines from the novel, the public could imagine heaven and experience the beauty and harmony of the Golden Age. The atmosphere became filled with joy and light.

 

Among the BK participants were: Olga Smirnova, Larisa Gridina, Elena Titova, Elena Mishchenko and Elena Polovnikova.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service News from Brahma Kumaris, Moscow

25 December 2021

 

 

 

 

The cultural group of the Brahma Kumaris in Moscow has taken part  in various programmes lately.
 
At the end of November, there was a big celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the vocal ensemble "Belcanto" led by Mrs. Ekaterina Fouranova. The concert took place at the Center of Culture and Family Leisure in Tomilino, Moscow region, a town that is famous for its achievements in music and literature.
 
For the 15 years the members of "Belcanto" have actively participated in the cultural life of the town of Lyubertsy and the whole Moscow region, have become laureates and prizewinners of All-Russian and international festivals and competitions. On the invitation of Mrs. Ekaterina Fouranova the BK students also decorated the event with their items: Larisa Gridina, Elena Titova, Elena Mishchenko, Vanda Dombrovskaya and Julia Sabitova. All the participants of the concert were rewarded with diplomas.
Link to photos https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QzKi1QUXhw6ioA9Pzn8bRGJk_08ZdJIc?usp=sharing
 
In November and December the Music and Poetry Group "Lyre" conducted several programmes dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a world-famous Russian writer. One of the programmes was held at the central library of the town of Udelnaya. The audience enjoyed the interesting narrative about the life and work of the writer, beautiful poems, songs, ballads.
 
The video "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man", based on a novel by Dostoevsky and created by Brahma Kumaris in Moscow, was a great success. The novel gives a clear introduction of the earthly paradise. Watching the video and listening to the inspiring lines from the novel, the public could imagine heaven and experience the beauty and harmony of the Golden Age. The atmosphere became filled with joy and light.
 
Among the BK participants there were: Olga Smirnova, Larisa Gridina, Elena Titova, Elena Mishchenko and Elena Polovnikova.
Link to photos https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nrsPLPoX9B4E-9Z1NoxjNHb_cb63TmR4?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

The Festival of Lights in the House of Light – Diwali Event at St. Petersburg, Russia

11 November 2021

 

 

“The Festival of Lights in the House of Light” – Diwali at St. Petersburg Center of Brahma Kumaris “Lighthouse,” Russia

Speaker:  Didi Santosh, Director of St. Petersburg Center of Brahma Kumaris

The pure festival of Diwali brings about the auspicious omens of Vrikshpati, or the Master of the World Tree.

It reminds us that the dark night of ignorance is coming to an end, and a new golden era is about to dawn.

All the BKs of St. Petersburg, Russia, celebrated the day of Diwali with these thoughts filled with the light and might from Deepraj, the King of lamps.

Diwali is about CLEANLINESS. It fills us with a determination to discard everything old and useless from our life. On this day we give Baba a pledge to burn our weaknesses and defects in the fire of love for the One.

Diwali is about NEWNESS. It inspires us to keep pouring the oil of knowledge into the lamp of the soul and to wear the new clothes of divine sanskaras.

Diwali is about SWEETNESS. It motivates us to stay sweet and share sweets with others through sweetness and positivity of our attitude and behaviour.

CLEANLINESS. NEWNESS. SWEETNESS. By invoking these specialities in our life, we invoke our future royal status. Diwali is a golden chance to celebrate a face-to-face meeting with our complete and perfect selves.

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19gA7LcGe51uPtk5LVJcrIKweBD1P99zq/view?usp=sharing

 

  

 

 

 

 

Moscow (Russia): Happy and Prosperous Diwali

8 November 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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