Translation: Sofiya Perfilyeva
Edited by Visnu Murti das
The first Russian to visit Vrndavana was Emperor Nikolas II, 125 years ago
On Friday, January the 4th in 1891, Hindus who were bathing in the sacred river Yamuna witnessed an amazing scene. A ship with the name of an unknown language approached.
In the morning mist, surrounded by armed soldiers, a young light-skinned man in an officer’s jacket, looking, however, not belligerent came ashore. The stranger was the crown prince Nicholas, soo