FADN: parties should not exploit the theme of interethnic relations

FADN: parties should not exploit the theme of interethnic relations


Use of interethnic and interreligious relations in the elections in order to bring this or that political force any dividends, dangerous, considers the head of Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities Ilya Barinov.

STAVROPOL, 24 Jan –. The head of Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities (FADN) Ilya Barinov said that the topic of ethnic relations should not be used by political parties in the pursuit of dividends before the elections to the state Duma, and expressed the view that the parties should conclude a relevant agreement.

“We see great danger of interethnic and interfaith relations will be used in the elections as the issues that can bring this or that political force any dividends. I think it should be taboo,” said the President to journalists at the interregional forum of the popular front in Stavropol.

He noted that this practice was already in 90-e years, and specifically in 2003, when the Duma elections some political parties were actively using this theme, thereby trying to “pass in the state Duma on the nationalist wave.”

“In any case, this is unacceptable. We will try to take on a coordinating role for all political forces that will compete for mandates in the State Duma signed inter-party agreement that this topic is in any case can not be subject of obtaining political dividends. To all this must be taboo”, said the head of the Agency.