On 11 August, on the final day of her official visit to the Republic of Tatarstan, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova stressed the inadmissibility of any forms of political repressions, including those on the basis of ethnicity and religion.
Making a speech at the meeting of the round table named ‘Interethnic and Interconfessional Accord as the Guarantee of Successful Development of the Republic of Tatarstan’, the High Commissioner noted that it is necessary to develop the mechanisms of achieving the interethnic and interconfessional cooperation, such as educating about culture and lifestyle of different peoples, holding traditional events, teaching national languages, etc.
Tatiana Moskalkova underlined that the human rights commissioners’ institution aims to protect human rights regardless of ethnicity or religion of a petitioner. The number of complaints to the High Commissioner concerning the issues has decreased for the recent years, which might prove that the acute character of the problem has calmed down, the High Commissioner said.
The participants in the meeting touched upon particulars in protection of rights of people of different ethnicities, representatives of various religions in the region and the country. They also exchanged their experience on how the issues of interethnic and interconfessional cooperation in other countries. Tatiana Moskalkova underscored that in Tatarstan, where people of various ethnicities and religions live together in peace and respect, this problem is solved as efficiently as possible.