Russian interior minister wants 'genuine' battle against extremism

Russian interior minister wants 'genuine' battle against extremism

Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev believes that the
prevention of extremism should not become a formality, he said at the
Inter-Department Commission for Prevention of Extremism in Russia in
Yekaterinburg. He underlined that special attention must be paid to
youth groups.


The minister presented figures showing that the Ural Federal District
has over 2,000 public organizations and unities, including 264
national organizations and about 1,500 religious organizations.


Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Ural Federal District
Vladimir Sevrikov said that there are threats to stability in the
region. Youth is the main risk group, threat comes from nationalists,
hooligans, sport fans and bikers. Nurgaliyev said that some groups use
patriotism and national pride for intolerance.


16 media sources in Russia received warnings about extremism in 2011,
Deputy Minister for Communication Oleg Dukhovitsky said at a meeting
with Nurgaliyev in Yekaterinburg. Limonka, Russky Vestnik, Rusich, the
K Baryeru TV show were closed.

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