A Russian couple Paul and Julia solemnize has been married as per Hindu rituals. The Russian couple has followed the Vedic method of the wedding.
The Twitter account named @VertigoWarrior has published the wedding ritual photo of the Russian couple. In the photo, the bride and groom are seen sitting in front of the Yadnya. 'Yadnya' means a holy fire where oblations and offerings are given while chanting hymns. Yadnya plays a central role in the wedding as per Hindu tradition.
There was a time when Hinduism had almost vanished from the soil of Russia & most of the Hindu temples were either converted to Churches or Mosques. However, due to the work of scholars from the religious organization International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and by Swamis from India and small communities of Indian immigrants, Hinduism spread across Russia. According to a 2010 religious census, there are 240,000 Hindus in Russia, which account for 0.1% population of Russia.