The continued tensions in Tibet, which has lead to a shocking wave of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting repressive Chinese rule, has gained international attention. A group in Russia has recently held a talk dealing with this tragic situation. Today, Feb. 21, 2013,
the Central Tibetan Administration has reported, Talk on ‘Flaming Tibet’ organised in Moscow.
On February 20, 2013, at which time there was a worldwide prayer service held in solidarity with all those Tibetans who have self-immolated for the Tibetan nation and
freedom, and those suffering in occupied-Tibet, another event of a public talk on “Flaming Tibet” was held at the hall of Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia. The Sakharov Center was established in honour of the Nobel Peace Laureate Mr A Sakharov, who was a Russian nuclear scientist and human rights champion.
This event began with screening of a documentary film which was produced by the Department of Information & International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration, and titled in Russian “The Burning Question – Why Are Tibetans Turning to Self-Immolation?” Afterwards, a representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Russia and CIS, Dr Nawang Rabgyal, gave a brief talk on the historical status of Tibetan independence, the Middle-way policy of Central Tibetan Administration, the nature of Tibetan struggle for freedom, and the primary causes of self-immolation in a Tibet under siege.