2018-03-23 17:30:00

Russian Jews hope there won't be precedents of extremism and hostility at FIFA World Cup

Moscow, March 23, Interfax - President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) Alexander Boroda hopes that during the coming FIFA World Cup football fans will not manifest extremism and negative attitude to each other.

According to Boroda, FJCR program Football without Discrimination, which was launched this week is aimed at decreasing manifestations of xenophobia and racism in sport.

"We want to show that the goal of sport is to unite people with one idea and energy, to consolidate our society, promote team spirit, to show that support and love for one team does not mean humiliation of the rival. The program will contribute not only in preparing and holding the World Cup coming this summer, but the whole educational system of the country, becoming the heritage of the Cup," he said.

The start of the program was timed to the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination celebrated each year on March 21.