SGI-Russia Celebrates Anniversary of SGI President Ikeda's First Visit
In celebration of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Russia on September 8, 1974, SGI-Russia members from throughout the country, including from the cities of St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novgorod, gathered in Moscow for a festive meeting on September 17. The meeting included a performance of the song "Mother," the lyrics of which were composed by Mr. Ikeda. At the meeting, it was announced that SGI-Russia has been registered as an ecclesiastical corporation by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
[Adapted from an article in the October 19, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]