Russia's new advanced corvette to take part in Sea Cup-2017Military & Defense July 24, 10:30
Russian first 3D printed satellite to go into spaceScience & Space July 24, 10:19
Kyrgyzstan was threatened with missiles for hosting US airbase, president saysWorld July 24, 9:56
IMF confirms recovery of Russia's economy in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 8:47
Russian Interior Ministry to control 13 more new psychotropics, drug-containing plantSociety & Culture July 24, 2:54
MAKS-2017 airshow yields contracts to over $6bln - Russian ministry of industry and tradeBusiness & Economy July 23, 23:48
Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV ratesSociety & Culture July 23, 21:41
Serbian filmmaker Kustirica says Crimea’s reunification with Russia is natural processSociety & Culture July 23, 21:40
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded - TVWorld July 23, 21:35
MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. The Kremlin doesn’t not have a unified position on wearing Islamic headscarves in Russian schools, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the parliament in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya passed amendments to the local law allowing students to wear clothes or symbolics in line with their faith, including hijabs.
"The Kremlin doesn’t have any joint stance in this case," Peskov told reporters. He noted that this issue has been discussed in many countries and there is no talk about a "standard approach" to this issue. "These issues are regulated in various countries in different ways," Peskov added.
Peskov noted that Russia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, which is also a secular state under the Constitution. The issue on wearing hijabs at schools should be decided at the federal level, or it may be within the competence of regional authorities.
In January, Russian Education Minister Olga Vasilyeva said Islamic headscarves are out of place in Russian schools. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov accused the minister of imposing her own opinion on the society. "The theme of headscarves is being injected so as to distract society’s attention from real problems in schools," he added.
The Chechen parliament noted that the amendments to the education law in the republic do not run counter to the federal law. Schools should take into consideration the rights of students to wear clothes or symbolics in line with their traditions and faith provided that "this does not harm their health or violate the rights and freedoms of other people," the chairman of Chechen parliament’s committee for education, science and culture, Bekhan Hazbulatov, said.