Date: 10-07-03

Document date: 10-03-03

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An annual members meeting took place last Sunday in Moscow Sai centre. One person who attended it posted some news on the forum.  

(1) There areabout 100 registered members of Moscow Sai Centre. Many of them have not attended the centre activities for a long time. That is why it is going to be arer-egistration process to define active members. It is expected that about 30% will be real members after all.  

(2) Those office bearers who went to see Sugrive Singh to St Petersburg in July despite the official warning lost their offices and Sai teachers and teacher instructors have been banned from teaching.  

(3) Ravi Shankar Polisetty (a former doctor in Sai general hospital in Puttaparthi who graduated from some medical institute in Belorussia) who   is living in Moscow now is forbidden to deliver public speeches in the  Moscow Sai centre as he is not a member of the Organisation. He has had to stop his lectures on the Ramayana despite the fact that he is a very famous devotee. A special permission has been requested for him but still there has been no reply from authorities.  

(4) Arathi ritual has been completely stopped in the centre though it is very popular.
These news induced a lively discussion on the forum. Many people express
ed their dissapointment in the SSO. One person shared his talk with Steen Piculell last July during all-Russia Satsang in May. Steen's attention was drawn to the fact that 4 persons who had been chairpersons in Moscow Sai Centre since the time of its inception had not attended the centre any longer. Steen answered that the Russian National coordinator had told him it was because of their personal problems. Of course, he could not think so. He
knew the truth.