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15:34 | Jul 04 | 2014

Putin Vs “nationalism virus”

President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed the Government of the RF to produce and institute a unified system of inter-ethnic relations monitoring and prevention of ethnic rivalry until the end of the year.

In a today’s session of the Presidential Council on Inter-ethnic Relations he emphasized “fostering a love for country” – to enrich the mind of young people with more knowledge of history, culture natural resources of Russia.

Having noted “timeliness of the initiative on establishment of legal fundamentals to counter the Nazi ideology revival and glorification of Nazi criminals”, Vladimir Putin proposed the members of Council on Inter-Ethnic Relations “to make a point of prevention of extreme views among students of educational institutions”. “A unified system of inter-ethnic relations monitoring and prevention of ethnic conflicts should become a big boost”, - said President. He most definitely emphasized that the Government should set it up until the end of this year. According to Putin, the system will sweep all regions of the country, Federal Monitoring Center will coordinate analytical and prevention activities of government authorities, scientific organizations and expert communities – “and will become a generator of recommendations and proposals in this field”.  

It is to be recalled that establishing of the monitoring system of state of inter-ethnic relations was one of the key tasks of strategy of the state national politics, which was adopted at the end of 2011. Magomedsalam Magomedov, Deputy Presidential Chief of Staff, has told “Ú” about relatively soon establishment of the monitoring center in 2013 (see “Ú” of Nov.20, 2013). Reportedly, establishment of the monitoring center was delayed due to the disputes and disagreements between Administration of the President of the RF and the Government concerning the Head of the center. They could not come to agreement who would run the center.

According to Vladimir Putin, “literacy and outlook” could serve as a hedge against the “nationalism virus”. “It’s obvious that an intelligent, broadminded and literate person is virtually guaranteed against nationalism and intolerance”, - he said. In this respect President has raised a question of schoolchildren literacy. “Results of the Unified State Examination in the Russian language this year leave much to be desired. All this gives reason to go back to the Russian language teaching programmes and teachers’ competence requirements, - said Putin.- Of course, it is necessary to enrich the mind of young people with more historical, cultural, natural knowledge of Russia. This is, I suppose, the main instrument of fostering a love for country”.

Vladimir Putin invited the Ministry of Education to speed development of youth policy priorities and to improve implementation of national programme of patriotic education. “Now the Ministry of Education is busy with development of youth policy priorities and I am asking colleagues to speed the work and make a point of prevention of extreme views among students of educational institutions”,- said President. Priorities of youth policy, in Putin’s opinion, must be well-defined and be aimed at formation of all-round personalities, education for citizenship combining nationwide and ethnic identity.

 

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