Attempts to split society along national, religious, or linguistic lines require an active reaction from the world community, as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. According to him, the world community cannot ignore this, and Russian diplomacy is ready for broad cooperation to find solutions to these problems.
“In Europe, and above all in Ukraine and the Baltic states, the manifestation of nationalism, anti-Semitism, Russophobia is increasing. Undisguised propaganda of misanthropic ideas is being carried out, the activities of neo-Nazis and other radicals are being intensified,” Lavrov said addressing the participants of the International Conference.
It is specified that this statement was given by the Foreign Minister at the Moscow International Conference on Countering Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Racism “Protecting the Future” which is being held on November 22 and 23, 2021.
According to the official website of the Moscow Mayor, the conference is organized by the Russian Jewish Congress with the support of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, and the Government of Moscow.
In addition, the emphasis is placed on the fact that this conference is the only international conference on combating xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other types of intolerance, which is held in the post-Soviet space, and one of the leading such platforms in the world.
This year, the conference is attended by the President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE Special Representative for Combating Anti-Semitism, Andrew Baker, Director-General of UNESCO in 2009-2017, Irina Bokova, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality of the EU, Vera Jourova, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims, Mehmet Paçacı, Chairman of the UNESCO Commission on the Prevention of Genocide Alex Hinton, and many others.
Source: RIA Novosti