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Russia urges to recognize the danger of Islamophobia

Moscow, October 26, 2020

Russia is promoting in the OSCE an initiative to recognize Christianophobia and Islamophobia as a dangerous phenomenon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on October 26 at a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Lavrov said that he agreed with Mitsotakis's thesis about the danger of using the “religious card” for geopolitical purposes.

“For many years we have been promoting an initiative within the OSCE to recognize not only anti-Semitism, but also Christianophobia and Islamophobia as extremely dangerous phenomena”, he said. According to Lavrov, the positions of Russia and Greece on this issue coincide.

The diplomat also noted that Russia will “promote these issues” in the Council of Europe.


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