Putin recalls that the entry into Russia of the Dalai Lama is allowed

On 16 May, during a plenary session of the All-Russia Popular Front Media Forum, a journalist from Kalmykia, addressing the Russian President, said that “the Dalai Lama was not allowed to enter Russia” and asked if the Russian authorities could allow him to come to Russia soon, because he is no longer young.

Vladimir Putin replied: "He is not denied entry into Russia."

At the same time, the president noted that “we don’t have the largest number of Buddhists, but we treat everyone the same – Christians, Jews, and Islam.”
Vladimir Putin promised to talk about it separately, reminding, however, that "there are countries with many Buddhists and their relations with the Dalai Lama are far from perfect." “Nevertheless, we will think about it,” promised the President of Russia.
Recall that the first president of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, during a meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama, which took place on 24 August 2018, asked His Holiness to consecrate the Central Buddhist khurul "Golden Monastery of Shakyamuni Buddha" in the capital of Kalmykia. The Dalai Lama declared that he was praying for a trip to Kalmykia.