Moscow, February 20, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the Federal Security Service (FSB) with energetically stopping any appeals for extremism, nationalism and violence, as well as interacting with young people.
"The system countering extremism should be more flexible and up-to-date. It is important to rely on public trust and support. I am expecting you to stop any appeals for aggression and violence in the course of your operative work," Putin said at a meeting of the FSB board on Thursday.
"A halt must be put to any manifestations of nationalism and religious discord. It is necessary to interact with people from various generations, naturally, including young people, as well as with civil associations and the media," Putin said.
"It is also necessary to steadily develop the atmosphere of rejection of any forms and manifestations of radicalism and to be fully aware of its destructive impact on our statehood and the sustainable development of Russia," he said.