Russia: Practitioners celebrate World Falun Dafa Day in Moscow Forest Park

On the 15th of May 2005, Falun Dafa practitioners in Moscow held an activity to celebrate the Sixth World Falun Dafa Day. Although the activity was short, it was rich in content. There were plenty of people around because it was Saturday and many people participated in our activity from beginning to end. They also recorded the historical sight with cameras and video recorders. Two hours passed very fast, yet many touching stories took place and we will always remember them.

All the activities, including the exercise demonstrations, dance performances and waist drumming, were performed by western practitioners. They had put in a lot of practice to get their performances up to standard. When they presented their performance to the Russian audience, many said, "This is Chinese culture and it is good." One senior citizen liked the lotus dance so much that he videoed it twice.

Display boards were placed on the two sides of the site where the activity took place and attracted many people to stop and look. Two senior citizens and their grandchildren asked why the people in the photos were being persecuted. Practitioners told them that Falun Gong is legal in Russia and the world but is suppressed in China. They found it hard to believe that something so good and peaceful can be treated so cruelly.

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