(Minghui.org) A health expo in Chelyabinsk, Russia from January 31 to February 3, 2019, featured a Falun Dafa booth, where practitioners provided information and instruction of the meditative exercises.

Visitors learning the Falun Dafa exercises

Practitioners introduce Falun Dafa to visitors and hand out brochures.

Falun Dafa practitioners were happy to volunteer at the expo.

Many people read Falun Dafa fliers and expressed interest in learning this cultivation practice.

A retired woman was especially interested and chatted with a practitioner for quite a while. She asked, “I collected Dafa informational materials, including your newspaper on the first day of the expo. After reading the materials, I have some questions. I hope that you can answer them?”

Worrying about the cost, she said, “Your teaching classes are at no cost. Is it truly free, or just free at the outset and then we are charged later?”

“All Falun Gong classes and activities are free of charge,” said the practitioner, “They are free everywhere across Russia and throughout the world.”

The woman understood but wondered if being in her 80s would inhibit her in learning.

The practitioner told her, “Falun Dafa is suitable for all ages. The exercises are simple and easy to learn.”

The woman said she could not understand how such a peaceful practice could be persecuted and condemned the communist regime for its brutality against the practitioners in China.