*** During the pandemic, the degree of nationalism decreased - Rabbi Boroda
Moscow, December 27, Interfax - The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) called the growth of mutual assistance and support the main social achievement of the pandemic period.
"I will say about a positive phenomenon. People are getting closer around a common problem, and we see that society has become less polarized along ethnic lines, rather mutual assistance and support are social trends of 2021," FJCR President Alexander Boroda said in an interview with Interfax.
Speaking about migration, he called the main problem of migrant workers' adaptation possible cultural contradictions. "And in this case, two equivalent areas of activity are needed: the work of law enforcement agencies to prevent conflicts and the work of social, educational organizations to adapt migrants, to create educational programs," he said.
According to the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities, the migrant should be helped to become an organic member of Russian society. "He often comes to a new country with only his own human resource, and, of course, needs support. And our task is to initially see the migrant as a friend, an assistant, and not to focus on foreignness or differences," Boroda said.