27 October 2011, Thursday, 14:47

Causes of extremism are under discussion in Ufa

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

The scientific-practical seminar “Religious extremism: the causes and ways for overcoming”, organized by the Moscow State Lingual University, is held on October 27 in Ufa with the participation of scientists, representatives of the authority, the Ministry of education RB, the Central Clerical Muslim Dept of Russia, directors of schools and pedagogues.

The head of the Moscow State Lingual University's scientific-research center Andre Kravtsov says the theme of the seminar is quite actual for multinational and multi-religious population RB.

“The danger of the religious and national extremism is absent in the Republic” — he stated — “But our main aim is prevention of extremism and this seminar should be regarded as a cognitive and prophylactic action. We mustn't treat but prevent such diseases”.

According to the scientist the Moscow State Lingual University holds such seminars in many cities of Russia, having complex ethnic and confessional staff.

The chairman of the Council for state and inter-confessional relations under the President RB Vyacheslaw Pyatkov thanked the guest for this initiative and said the Republic needed such actions.

“The last events in the town of Baimak and in Miakinsky region have visually demonstrated that we have to undertake the preventive steps to extinguish the sparkles of inter-religious discord” — he said and reported that the leadership of the Republic undertook all measures to avoid any manifestations of extremism.