First followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the West appeared in 1930. In Russia the activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness began with the visit of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in the USSR in 1971. In the 1980s, the Soviet Hare Krishnas were repressed that explain the policy of state persecution of religion and believers in the USSR. After a complete justification of all the ISKCON Hare Krishna in court, in 1988, ISKCON was a law-abiding religious organization recognized and legalized, becoming the first religious organization in the Soviet Unionwas officially registered. At present, Russia The International Society for Krishna Consciousness officially registered and operates under the laws of the Russian Federation. In Perm, the Krishna Consciousness Society registered in 1990 and now has about 200 members.
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