World's largest collection of Buddhist relics to be brought to Moscow

Interfax, Aug 30, 2007

MOSCOW, Russia -- The world's largest collection of Buddhist relics will be brought to Moscow on August 31, prior to City Day.

The items are part of the Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour. The relics have been donated by temples and monasteries from India, Nepal, Thailand, China, Myanmar and other countries specially for placement in the Heart Shrine of the 152-meter Maitreya Buddha statue.

The 36 relics will be exhibited at the International Roerich Center in Moscow on September 1-9.