July 4, 2015

City Officials in Russia's Nizhnevartovsk Attempt to Ban Practicing Yoga

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Nizhnevartovsk yoga studio

Yoga is inseparably part of the modern culture in many countries across the world. This is also true for the people of Nizhnevartovsk in central Russia,.Recent attempt by local official to prevent yoga studios and organizations from teaching has left people stunned. Ironically, Russia's prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev himself is known to be a yoga enthusiast.

Here is the full report as published by the Radio Free Europe today


When rumors began swirling that authorities in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk intended to ban yoga, practitioners of the ancient Indian discipline thought it was a prank.