Prahlada and the Krishna Kids, Australian devotees in the 1980's from New Govardhan Farm Gurukula, joined the world-wide protest against the Soviet Union for th...
Prahlada and the Krishna Kids, Australian devotees in the 1980's from New Govardhan Farm Gurukula, joined the world-wide protest against the Soviet Union for their mistreatment of the Russian Hare Krishna Devotees.
In the 1980s the Soviet Union considered Hare Krishnas a great danger to their communistic system.
So they were imprisoning Hare Krishna devotees mostly in mental institutions and were torturing them to try and get them to give up Krishna consciousness.
The ISKCON devotees trying to preach in Russia at that time put out a world-wide distress call to the devotees requesting them to petition the Soviet Embassies in their countries, to let the imprisoned Hare Krishna's free.
The Australian ISKCON devotees took up the challenge and started a traveling bus program with the goal of collecting one million signatures from Australians to present to the Russian embassy to convince them to let the imprisoned Hare Krishna devotees free.
As a part of this program a group of students from the New Govardhan Gurukula joined together to form a "band" called the "Krishna Kids".
This was quite a sensation, attracting the attention of all the Australian media and the international record company EMI.
EMI released two singles and then an album with many songs from Prahlada and the Krishna Kids.
This one, "Mr.
Gorbachav Please Let Our Friends Go" was a plea to the then leader of the Soviet Union to release the imprisoned Hare Krishna devotees.