26 July 2010, Monday, 18:38

Rustem Khamitov: I won’t permit anybody to foment the sparkles of national discord in Bashkortostan

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov stated today, speaking before the Republican trade-union activists, that he wouldn’t permit anybody to foment national discord in the region.

“Multinationality was always the specific feature of our Republic” – the President RB said – “and those sparkles of inter-ethnic intenseness, flaring up sometimes, are absolutely alien for our people, so I intend to undertake maximally severe steps against all those, who try to flare these sparkles up. Any ethnos and every person in Bashkortostan has to be protected and I won’t permit to disturb the peace in the Republic to all those, who intend to do it, irrespective of the slogans they cover themselves with. For many centuries our forefathers educated their children in the traditions of equality and mutual respect between different nations. Now we have to follow this tradition”.