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Sharia’s advocate

April 26, 2012, 14:26 UTC+3
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MOSCOW, April 26 (Itar-Tass) — The founder of the all-Russia human rights centre Muslim Union, Dagir Khasavov, who calls himself an side to FC member Valentina Petrenko, said on the REN-TV television channel that the Muslims of Russia do not want to have anything to do with the secular court system and therefore it is necessary to introduce Sharia courts in Russia. At present, the lawyer’s proposals that he accompanied by not quite distinct threats of mass bloodshed, are studied by the Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office.


Vladimir Putin when he returns to the Kremlin will try to settle the conflict between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The two-day visit to Tashkent earlier this week by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted the critical points in Russian-Tajikistani relations that have lately become particularly tense. It appears that the main result of Lavrov’s talks in Dushanbe is the confirmation of the Tajikistani leadership’s readiness to maintain Russia’s military presence the conditions and parameters of which will be determined after Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin. Dushanbe is concerned over the consequences of the withdrawal of the NATO military contingent from Afghanistan in 2014 and realise that the 201st Russian military base can be a guarantor of the republic’s security. It will also be possible to count on the strengthening of Moscow’s mediation efforts in the conflict between Dushanbe and Tashkent only after Putin takes the presidential office.


Dmitry Medvedev in the office of the prime minister may remain the head of the Trusteeship Board of the Skolkovo Foundation. The Foundation’s President Viktor Vekselberg put forward this initiative on Wednesday. The incumbent president has not responded to this proposal in any way yet. Experts are certain that he will continue to sponsor Skolkovo and will prepare it as a venue for the G8 summit.


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