Saturday, February 12, 2011

Medvedev Calls for Multiculturalism in Russia

During a visit to Bashkortostan, a member republic of the Russian Federation, President Dmitriy Medvedev called for a return to the more idealistic values of the Soviet Union that called for all of the country's many nations to work together to build a better future, also saying that it is "categorically unacceptable to allow into governmental service those who have a criminal record for crimes of an inter-ethnic nature." His statement comes as rising ethnic and religious tension continues to grow in Moscow and Russian Transcaucasia. More here.

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