2018-10-31 16:05:00

Dangerous to politicize sensitive things like inter-religious relations - Putin

Moscow, October 31, Interfax - Politicizing ethnic and inter-religious relations always has serious consequences, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"Unfortunately, they are now trying to break these ties, to cause division based on ethnic origin. I want to emphasize one thing: politicizing such sensitive spheres has always had very heavy consequences, primarily for those who do so," Putin said at the World Congress of Russian Compatriots Living Abroad in Moscow.

He thanked representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism for "strengthening the cultural and humanitarian ties of our compatriots abroad with Russia."