Matvienko expressed reluctance “calmly look” at the Russian oppression


The Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko said that Russia does not want to look calmly on the oppression of the Russian people in some former Soviet republics, RIA Novosti reported.

“The Russian people, Russian culture become the object of harassment and persecution. One can cite many examples of infringement of the legitimate under international law in the interests of Russian people abroad in the field of language, culture and education. We know what happens in this sphere in Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, some other countries”, — quotes Agency of the speaker.

Matvienko said that Russia does not want “calmly look at all this”. “Russia has supported and will support their foreign compatriots,” she said.

However, she stressed that the attitude of Russia in a number of States to escalate the confrontation, spreading Russophobia and attempts to “insulate its citizens from the great Russian culture” under the pretext of their alleged disloyalty to the country of residence.

“If to call a spade a spade, politics unworthy. Outside of Russia many Russian especially in the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Baltic States… no One has ever cited facts, examples of their disloyalty, promote political and economic interests of Russia in the detriment of the country of residence”, — concluded Matvienko.