Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to initiate discussions at the international level by March 1, 2021, on preventing insults to the feelings of believers. This is stated in a list of instructions published on Friday following a meeting with representatives of religious associations, which was held on November 4.
"The Russian Foreign Ministry to initiate discussion on international platforms of the issues concerning the prevention of actions aimed at insulting the religious feelings of believers and inciting interreligious enmity and conflicts on religious grounds, as well as to consider the possibility of concluding international agreements and (or) adopting a UN General Assembly resolution on such issues," the document says.
Earlier, during a meeting with representatives of religious denominations, Putin called it a good idea to urge other countries to adopt legislation protecting the feelings of believers at the UN, and promised to instruct the Russian Foreign Ministry to work on this issue.
Chairman of the North Caucasus Muslims Coordination Center and Mufti of Karachay-Cherkessia Ismail Berdiev came up with the idea. He reminded that in Russia there is a law that prohibits insulting the feelings of believers.
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Based on materials from TASS