2021-03-23 17:13:00

Security Council secretary calls West's aspiration to push its norms, ideals, reforms on Russia dangerous

Khanty-Mansiysk, March 23, Interfax - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev views attempts of the West at destroying Russia's spiritual and moral values as a threat to the country's political stability.

Fundamental values of mankind are being reviewed, and sensitive matters of interethnic and inter-religious relations become the subject of geopolitical games and speculations, Patrushev said at a conference on the provision of national security in the Urals Federal District in Khanty-Mansiysk on Tuesday.

"Against this backdrop, countries of the West are undertaking attempts that aim to destroy Russian spiritual and moral values, to falsify history, to stir up interethnic conflicts, and to promote the ideas of separatism and nationalism," Patrushev said.

In order to achieve this goal, national diasporas, ethnic communities, and civil and religious organizations "are being drawn into the orbit of influence of various foreign non-profit non-governmental organizations to destabilize the sociopolitical situation and to discredit actions of the authorities," he said.

"The West's embedding of ideals and norms that are alien to Russia and the external push for various kinds of reforms endanger public accord, cultural sovereignty and political stability," Patrushev said.

Russia should be more active in countering this kind of Western expansion, he said.

"In order to do so, it would be necessary to bolster the efficiency of measures aimed to strengthen the unity and spiritual community of the multiethnic people of Russia. A formalistic approach to this work should be avoided, and more attention should be given to developing a motivation for conscious moral behavior and respect for other cultures and viewpoints," Patrushev said.

In addition, intolerance for the propaganda of ideas of nationalistic exclusiveness should be formed in Russian society, and attempts at cultivating nationalistic propaganda and distorting historical truth should be put to a stop, he said.

It is also necessary to be more active in detecting and stopping the activity of various entities aiming to undermine interethnic peace and accord and to incite interethnic and inter-religious discord, Patrushev said.