All doping tests of Russian players at 2014 FIFA World Cup are negativeSport June 25, 15:10
Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
YAROSLAVL, September 8 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says it would be detrimental to Russia to make attempts to arrange society "in one line," limiting diversity. He was speaking at the World Policy Forum in Yaroslavl.
"I think the state should follow social trends, keep up with them, and not pull in its trail, the more so, since the leadership of the state are the very same people with all their ideas, errors and values," the president said. "In other words, the government must adjust itself to life and be adequate to multiply social diversity."
He believes "in our country there are enough of those who do not like variety, because we are a modern country, and we have different people."
"There are people who think that it is desirable to all line up and, as they say, in orderly rows proceed into a brighter future," said the president. "I'm sure it's not just un necessary, but it is very harmful for our country."
"I think the state should follow social trends, keep up with them and not pull in its trail," said the head of state. In his view, the authorities must "adapt themselves to modern life, be adequate to it and protect and increase social diversity."