Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airlinerBusiness & Economy May 25, 13:27
Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 13:23
NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civiliansWorld May 25, 13:06
Press review: Kiev’s Russian rail cut and Montenegrin opposition’s Russian Crimea stancePress Review May 25, 13:00
Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATOWorld May 25, 12:41
Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveriesMilitary & Defense May 25, 12:31
Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to threeWorld May 25, 12:18
Iran expects supplies from Russia within oil-for-food dealBusiness & Economy May 25, 12:16
NATO chief underlines importance of full implementation of Minsk agreementsWorld May 25, 12:07
MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia will take efforts to prevent attempts to use human rights measures as an instrument of pressure and interference into domestic affairs of third countries, says a new concept of the Russian foreign policy approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
"Russia is committed to universal democratic value, including human rights and freedoms, and sees its tasks in countering attempts to use human rights concepts as an instrument of political pressure and interference into domestic affairs of states, including with an aim of destabilization and change of legitimate governments," the document says.
The concept also envisages to "defend the rights and legal interests of Russian citizens abroad on the basis of the norms of international law and international agreements of Russia," and to "expand international cooperation for the purposes of enhancing protection of the rights and legal interests of Russian children living abroad."
Apart from that, Russia will "resolutely rebuff any manifestations of extremism, neo-Nazism, racial discrimination, aggressive nationalism, antisemitism and xenophobia, attempts at falsifying history and using it to whip up confrontation and revanchism in global politics, attempts to revise the results of World War Two and will promote de-politicization of history-related discussions."
Moscow plans to "involve civil society institutions to the resolution of international problems in order to enhance the efficiency of Russia’s foreign policy" and to "expand cooperation with international and non-government human rights organizations to strengthen the generally-recognized human rights norms, to links them with personal responsibility for one’s actions and to uproot the policy of double standards in this sphere."