The Centre of Russian Studies (School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies), Jawaharlal Nehru University held an interactive session on November 30, 2022 to discuss Buddhism in Russia. The event was organized in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).
2. The session was opened by DG, IBC, Shri Abhijit Halder, who spoke on the history and background of Buddhism in the former Soviet Union and Russia besides highlighting the role of the IBC in this context. Papers were presented by scholars from Irkutsk, Buryat and JNU covering the following topics :
i. The current state and future prospects for the development of the interrelationships of BUDDHIST CULTURE IN RUSSIA AND INDIA - Zorigto Lama, Rector of the Ust-Ordyn Buddhist Datsan (Irkutsk region, Russia)
ii. THE IMAGE OF A BUDDHIST PRIEST IN THE PROSE OF BURYATIA- Badueva Gunsema Tsydypovna Associate Professor, Buryat State University named after Dorji Banzarova
iii. Buddhist Names in Buryat Anthroponymy- Semenova Victoria Ilnichna, Associate Professor of the Department of Buryat Philology, Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication, Irkutsk State University
iv. VSEVOLOD IVANOV AND THE BUDDHISM- Ranjan Banerjee Professor, University. Jawaharlal Nehru
v. UNDERSTANDING TANTRA IN I. A. EFREMOV'S NOVEL "TAIS OF ATHENS"- Maria Nikolaevna Zhornikona Associate Professor, Buryat State University (named after Dorji Banzarova)
vi. Buryat Didactic works about Buddhist Teaching: Sources, Traditions and Features of the Language- Tagarova Tatiana Boroevna, Professor of the Department of Buryat Philology, Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication, Irkutsk State University
vii. THE USE OF BORROWED BUDDHIST TERMS IN THE BURYAT LANGUAGE- Budazhanova Larisa Batuevna Associate Professor, Buryat State University named after Dorji Banzarova
3. At the conclusion of the conference, DG,IBC gave away letters of appreciation to some of the scholars.