The potential for national conflicts may represent the
main danger that we face today, owing to attempts to make
nations confront each other on a national or religious
plane. These trends have been increasing.
Attempts to make Russia confront one of the most humanistic
and largest religions in the world - Islam - present an
obvious trap for Russia. The policy of national conflicts
in Russia, the policy of confrontation with Islam and
other confessions is suicidal for our country. This is
the most important thing that we wanted to draw people's
attention to today.
In these circumstances the Yabloko party proceeds from
the principle of absolute compliance with human rights,
when resolving any ethnic/political conflicts. The goal
of national policy in Russia may be expressed by a single
word - respect - respect for other nationalities, other
religions, regions, cultures, different confessions, traditions
The most important condition for reaching such unity
concerns coordination of the interests of an individual,
civil society, nation and the state, based on a free and
socially-oriented market economy. Yabloko sees its role
and place as an intermediary and organiser, when arranging
such negotiations and achieving mutually acceptable compromises.
In addition to state executive authorities and ideologically
close political associations, Yabloko's strategic allies,
when resolving ethnic conflicts, include enlightened religious
associations, which advocate protection of common human
We consider the elimination of armed criminals to be
an indisputable task, together with a reduction and significant
restriction in their actions as well as a curbing of unemployment.
Russia extends to those boundaries, where people consider
themselves citizens of Russia.
Once again we draw attention to developments in many
Russian cities, especially in Moscow, related to registration
of citizens. We believe that the existence of acts issued
as "secrecy documents", which regulate registration
in Moscow, is inadmissible. The targets of the registration
campaign - terrorists and extremists - normally do not
need to register. We would like to declare that the principle
of unity in diversity constitutes the fundamental principle
of the Russian Federation as a multinational state.