Source: Misanthropic Division
(2005) Putin: “We are going to intensify law enforcement activities and do everything we can so to make skinheads and fascist elements disappear from the political map of our country.”
(2005) Putin: Russia’s Federal Security Service, the successor agency to the KGB, should be used to fight extremist nationalism and racism in society […] “The security services, especially the FSB, should become an important link in an effective opposition to extremism,” “Russia has always had strong national unity and cohesion among the peoples living on its lands,” “One must understand that militant nationalism, xenophobia, and calls for violence, and inter-ethnic conflict threaten the stability of our multi-ethnic state.”
(2006) Putin, speaking at the parade for the 61st Victory Day anniversary on Tuesday, said the Soviet defeat of the Nazis should be a warning to those seeking to revive fascism today. Speaking against a backdrop of rising intolerance and racially motivated violence in Russia, Putin linked today’s extremism and xenophobia with the fascist menace of World War II. “Those who are once again trying to raise the defeated banners of Nazism — those who are planting racial hatred, extremism and xenophobia — are leading the world toward a dead end,” “The downfall of fascism should become a lesson and a warning that retaliation is inevitable.”
(2007) Putin Called for the Police to Actively Fight Xenophobia and Corruption. Vladimir Putin called for colleagues form the Ministry of Internal Affairs to focus all of their forces on fighting nationalism. “Withthe passage of centuries, Russia has been strengthened and developed as a multi-ethnic and multi-faith country. And those that preach the ideas of nationalism, xenophobia and religious intolerance must be set rigid barriers”, Putin said.
(2007) Putin’s “no pure Russians” rant: “What is pure water? What is pure blood? What in today’s world could be pure German or pure Russian, without impurities? (You know that in Russia they say: ‘If you scratch a Russian you’ll find a Tatar.’ And this is especially topical in the region we are in.)”
(2007) United Russia – pro-Kremlin party (of Putin and Medvedev): “We need to establish zero tolerance in our society for xenophobia,nationalism, and extremism in all its forms.”
(2007) Putin promised on Tuesday to contribute one month’s salary to the construction of a Jewish museum of tolerance. “I think many would want to help the project aimed at promoting peace and harmony among faiths. This illustrates the strength of our multi-ethnic and multi-faithcountry.”
(2007) Ivan Demidov, the leader of United Russia’s Young Guard youth organization and one of the nationality project’s organizers, insisted that ethnicity should not be a component of the meaning of “Russian”: “Right-minded people don’t give the ‘Russian’ concept any racist or extreme nationalist connotations.”
(2008) Putin urges more police state repression against nationalists, condemns “xenophobia”, links nationalism to hatred, says “diversity is our strength”. At a meeting with top Interior Ministry officials […] One problem in particular must be fought by a joint effort, Putin stressed […] “We cannot close our eyes to any outbreaks of extremism. Russia has always been strong, thanks to the unity of thenations living on its territory. As for belligerent nationalism, xenophobia appeals to violence and ethnic hatred. They always have been and always will be a time bomb under our sovereignty,” Putin said.
(2010) Putin: “Russia is eternally multicultural”.
(2011) Putin reiterated that Russia is dying out and will attract migrants. The Prime Minister said that the Russian workers are needed, as its population is shrinking. The Prime Minister said that the process of attracting migrants should be balanced so as not to provoke tension in society.
(2012) Putin for internet censorship, wants a “barrier to extremism propaganda in the Internet.” “It is necessary to take into account new challenges, i.e. to create a reliable barrier to information spread in the Internet, the propaganda of extremism, national, religious and social intolerance.”
(2012) Putin has expressed his support of the idea to ban the mentioning of suspects’ and convicts’ ethnicity in the media, with violations of this leading to the possible closure of the media outlet in question. “I agree with you that a criminal has no ethnicity… I do not want to interfere, but if the law comes to me, I will of course support it,”
(2012) Putin vows “Russia will never forget Holocaust”. President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to tolerance and open societies during a meeting in Moscow with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The Russian president said the building represented Russia’s dedication tom “eliminating xenophobia and nationalism.”
(2012) Putin cautioned Monday against attempts to stir up ethnic discord and warned that he was ready to ban nationalist parties as he stepped up his Russian presidential campaign. “I am deeply convinced that attempts to preach ideas about building a Russian ‘national,’ mono-ethnic state contradict our entire millenium-long history,” […] “If a multi-ethnic society is hit by a bacteria of nationalism it loses its strength and durability. Connivance with attempts to foment ethnic strife and hatred towards people of another culture or faith can trigger far-reaching consequences.” Putin slammed attempts to inflame nationalist sentiments, saying the Russian people throughout centuries served as the backbone of Russia’s multi-ethnic, multi-confessional state. “The Russians’ great mission is to unite, bind together a civilisation,”
(2012) Putin says, Russia must counter nationalist threat. “Today more and more often, under the guise of development of democracy and freedom, various ethnic nationalist groups are raising their heads. They take part in rallies, work on the Internet and among teenagers and students,” Putin said, “In essence they all are pushing, provoking separatist tendencies inside Russia,” the president said, addressing the first meeting of his Council on Inter-Ethnic Relations. “It is important to confront their dangerous influence.”
(2013) Putin requests General Attorney office to ramp up internet surveillance & repression against non-PC Russians. “They hold public actions, spread the ideas in the Internet, almost openly recruit supporters. Your duty – very responsive to attempts to incite ethnic and religious hatred, propaganda of xenophobia and chauvinism.”
(2013) Putin in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center he donated money to build: “[…] Jewish people for centuries Russia has been and remains a family home. Russia was formed initially as a multinational state, and representatives of the Jewish people have made to the development of our country’s huge contribution – intellectual, inverse, labor. At all times, shoulder-to-shoulder with the other peoples of Russia came to the defense of our country, when it was necessary[…]I am very pleased that opened a year ago, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center continues this tradition, tells the story of the Jewish people in Russia and in general in the history of the world, is making and will make a significant contribution to that for which it was created – in the development of just that same tolerance, of which I have just said.”
(2013) Putin about Turkic-Asian ex-Soviet “compatriots”: “As for our compatriots, I think that they should be able to obtain citizenship under a simplified procedure, as should all people from the post-Soviet area who are healthy, educated, of an age when they can have children, and adapt easily to our cultural environment. Russia needs such people. I just recently updated my instruction to the Government and the Federal Migration Service. I hope that these procedures will be drafted and applied.”
(2013) Putin urged Russian lawmakers “to develop a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to our compatriots, the bearers of the Russian language and Russian culture, the direct descendants of those who were born in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, for those who want to take up permanent residence in our country and, therefore, to give up their current citizenship.” In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Putin said that Russia needs new blood – educated and hardworking people who want to move to the country and consider it their homeland. […] Critics also argue that the bill may cause an increase of immigration from the former Soviet republics in the Caucasus and Central Asia, adding to the thousands of migrant workers from those regions that have already come to Russia.
(2013) Putin opposes enforcing RF’s border control with ex-USSR states (this includes Turkic and Asian states like Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan, Kazakhstan etc): “The [existence of] visa requirements within the CIS would mean that we are pushing former Soviet republics away from us. We do not need to push them away. Rather, we need to forge closer relations with them. But we ought to make this process more civilized ».
(2013) Putin congratulates Russian Muslims with the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “We are proud of the names of prominent Muslims who have made an invaluable contribution to the strengthening of Russia’s defense of its independence and sovereignty, have done much to preserve peace and harmony in our multicultural society.”
(2013) Putin: “[…] we should not forget that America’s development began with a large-scale ethnic cleansing, unprecedented in human history. […] When Europeans arrived in America, that was the first thing they did. And you have to be honest about it. There are not so many stories like that in human history. […] Then there was slavery, and that’s something that is deeply ingrained in America. In his memoirs, US Secretary of State Colin Powell revealed how hard it was for him as a black man to grow his way up, how hard it was to live with other people staring at you. It means this mentality has taken root in the hearts and minds of the people, and is likely to be still there.”
(2013) Putin: “[…] nationalists must remember that Russia was formed specifically as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country from its very inception. Nationalists must remember that by calling into question our multi-ethnic character, and exploiting the issue of Russian, Tatar, Caucasian, Siberian or any other nationalism or separatism, means that we are starting to destroy our genetic code. In effect, we will begin to destroy ourselves. […] Along with this the different cultures in Russia have the unique experience of mutual influence, mutual enrichment and mutual respect. This multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity lives in our historical consciousness, in our spirit and in our historical makeup. Our state was built in the course of a millennium on this organic model. Russia – as philosopher Konstantin Leontyev vividly put it – has always evolved in “blossoming complexity” as a state-civilisation, reinforced by the Russian people, Russian language, Russian culture, Russian Orthodox Church and the country’s other traditional religions. […] It has always sought to flexibly accommodate the ethnic and religious specificity of particular territories, ensuring diversity in unity. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions are an integral part of Russia’s identity, its historical heritage and the present-day lives of its citizens. […] However, it is clearly impossible to identify oneself only through one’s ethnicity or religion in such a large nation with a multi-ethnic population. In order to maintain the nation’s unity, people must develop a civic identity on the basis of shared values, a patriotic consciousness, civic responsibility and solidarity, respect for the law, and a sense of responsibility for their homeland’s fate, without losing touch with their ethnic or religious roots.”
Commentaire d’Europe Résistance
La politique de Poutine est celle de quelqu’un avide de pouvoir et souhaitant le status quo pour rester sur son siège. La baisse du baril de pétrole est en train de mettre à sac les finances publiques russes et force le pays a arrêter tous ses programmes les uns après les autres. Si la situation continue, l’Etat actuel russe pourrait être gravement mis en péril au risque de provoquer une deuxième partition du pays comme à la fin de l’URSS.