10 November 2011, Thursday, 13:04

Rustem Khamitov greeted participants of all-Russian conference for public consent

author: Ludmila Ternovaya

The all-Russian conference “Russia and its regions in search of public consent and international harmony” is held in Ufa and scientists from more than 20 Russian regions and CIS are taking part in it. The deputy Head of the Presidential Administration RB Marat Mardanov has read out the speech of welcome on behalf of the President RB.

The head of the Republic has mentioned in his speech of welcome that the subject-matter of public consent and international harmony “has special significance for our land. At present time almost the whole ethnic-cultural mosaic of the country is present on the territory of Bashkortostan and rich experience in development of national education, the press and art of many nations, in organization of a dialogue between different languages and cultures is accumulated here”.

“Meeting the interests and needs of citizens irrespective of their national or confessional belonging comes out as the priority of the national-cultural policy, conducted in the Republic. Languages, culture and traditions of all nations, inhabiting the region, are equally important and making the conditions for their preservation and development is the joint aim for the authority and public institutes” — said in the Presidential message.

At the same time the President RB has expressed certain anxiety since “definite groups of people begin actively demonstrating their adherence to the principles of radicalism , national idea or religious exclusiveness, xenophobia and extremism. Popularization of such ideology in our multinational Fatherland represents the effort to split the society by the ethnic indication, thus, turning the country to uncontrolled and destructive element”.

“Russia is the unique country, the homeland for hundreds nations with its own centuries-old history of peaceful coexistence and with its own approaches to solution of the internal national problems. It is vitally important for us to analyze and carefully use this experience, developing its best traditions and making all possible for strengthening public identity and for consolidation of the society on the base of the values and all-national ideas, common for the whole country” — said in Rustem Khamitov's message. The President RB has expressed assurance that the materials and recommendations of the forum “ will be actively used for solution of the most urgent problems of modern national policy and for perfection of methods and forms of international and inter-confessional dialogue”.