Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva and her daughter Irina visit an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings at the Jharna-Kala Gallery, 52 Vanderbilt Ave. in Manhattan, New York. Sri Chinmoy dedicates the exhibition to the first lady of Russia and offers her a painting of her choice for her private collection. She chooses his 27,000th artwork.

“I see in this painting the colour of life and the colour of hope. The green stands for life and the blue stands for hope,” Raisa Maximovna said, “And that’s what I treasure in life.”

[The 27,000th  painting can be seen in the photo above, on a display stand.]