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Putin says Russia is successfully countering terrorism, extremism

October 31, 2016, 17:34 UTC+3 ASTRAKHAN

The president pointed to the need to pay close attention to preventing extremism and interethnic tensions

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ASTRAKHAN, October 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia is successfully confronting terrorism and extremism, but urged to remain vigilant to prevent such threats.

"Russia is successfully countering global threats. These are extremism and terrorism," he told a meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations.

Putin pointed to the need to pay close attention to preventing extremism and interethnic tensions. "The more so since there are growing trends in today’s world to erode traditional values, while interethnic and interreligious discord and animosities are being fomented," he said, adding that "of course, we must and will counter these destructive trends."

Social and cultural adaptation of migrants 

Putin has also pointed to the need to pay more attention to migrants’ social and cultural adaptation and identify a federal agency responsible for that.

"Particular attention should be paid to legislation in the state national policy area, including the issue of migrants’ social and cultural adaptation," he said speaking at a meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations. "At present this area is not provided with adequate legal regulations, organizational and economic tools. It is necessary to identify a federal agency in charge of this area."

He added that "it is necessary to take into account the need for specialists who will work with foreign nationals coming to live and work in Russia."

The president drew attention to the need to support the non-profit organizations whose activities are related to interethnic cooperation, efforts to preserve and protect culture, traditions and languages of the peoples of Russia and migrants’ social adaptation. "Their services have not yet been recognized as useful to society, which means that they are not entitled to the preferences that socially-oriented organizations have. And this can be a deterrent," the president said. 

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