Kourosh Aryana-Norway: For the second time a group initiation ceremony was held in Moscow, Russia on 14th of December 2008. New behdins from Iran and Russia (native Russians) attended the ceremony to join Zoroastrian Religion. The ceremony was performed by an Iranian Mobed.
Bozorg Bazgasht Anjuman and Zoroastrian Association of Norway in cooperation with Zoroastrians of Moscow organized a spiritual program for a group initiation ceremony and Zoroastrian marriage ceremonies (GAVAH-GIRAN) for two couples of new Russian Behdins in Moscow.
On 15th of December a religious dialogue was also organized by University of Moscow. First Mobed gave a lecture about Gathas in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. His speech was translated from Persian to Russian by Professor Vladimir. B. Ivanov who is head of the department at University of Moscow. On 16th of December another meeting was held at the department of Iranian Studies in University of Moscow.
Bozorg Bazgasht Anjuman would like to thank Mr. Farrokh in Moscow for offering his helps to the anjuman and the new behdins in moscow.