MOSCOW: On 2nd September, which is the Tibetan Democracy Day, the Flame of Truth torch tours from the capital of Russia to Buryat Republic located in the east and Kalmyk Republic in the west of Russian Federation, for creating and enhancing Tibet international awareness and launching the signature campaign for the Tibetan petition to be submitted to United Nations.
From Moscow to Kalmyk Republic the Flame of Truth torch travelled with Ven. Geshe Lhakdor, Director of Tibetan Library and former translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mrs. Julia Jironkina, Director of Moscow-based Save Tibet Foundation, Rev. Telo Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Head of Kalmyk Republic, and Dr. Nawang Rabgyal, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. The Flame of Truth torch was received at Elista airport by Ven. Ngawang Tsoglam, President of Tibetan Community in Kalmykia, and Mrs. Antonina I. Kookueva, Chairwoman of Friends of Tibet Society in Kalmyk Republic.
To Buryat Republic from Moscow the Flame of Truth torch travelled with Mrs. Nadya Berkengeym, Vice-President of Moscow-based Tibet House. The Flame of Truth was received at Ulan Ude airport by Geshe Jampa Thinley, Spiritual Director of Green Tara Center in Ulan Ude & several Dharma centers in Russia, and Mr. Ngawang Tenzin, President of Tibetan Community in Buryatia, and other Tibetans and friends of Tibet in Buryat Republic.
The Flame of Truth torch will fly to Tuva Republic in the north-east of Russia on 7th September with a 4-member delegation of Tibetans and Russian supporter of Tibet. And it will be received at Kyzyl, capital of Tuva, by Friends of Tibet Society.
The Flame of Truth relay was commenced in Moscow on 8th August, touring through Red Square where situated Kremlin, and it was received at Open World Center, where launched the signature campaign for the Tibetan petition to be submitted to United Nations on 10th December.
The online signature campaign has been going on in the Russian-speaking-world through 5 websites in Russian language, such as www.savetibet.ru, www.flameoftruth.ru, www.tibehouse.ru , www.clouds.ru, and www.facebook.com/photo.php linking them to the main website of the Tibetan petition to United Nations www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/198/920/082 FLAME OF TRUTH — Demanding Investigation into Human Rights Abuses in Tibet.
For online signature