23:40 GMT08 July 2020
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    According to the Russian president, consolidation of religious communities may help in the fight against terrorism.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – It is necessary for religious communities to consolidate their efforts and boost their cooperation with state and social structures as it may help in the fight against terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

    “I would like to point out that all world religions are based on fundamental humanistic values that have persistent universal importance. The clerics are calling on the faithful to express mercy, justice, tolerance, to teach the younger generation the high ideals of goodness and mutual respect every day. That is why consolidation of religious communities’ efforts, their cooperation with state and social structures is an inherent prerequisite for ensuring peace and harmony on our planet,” Putin said in a statement read out at the international conference Religious Against Terrorism in Moscow Thursday.

    Russia's Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko also addressed participants of the conference saying that terrorism has turned into one of the main challenges nowadays, so that was extremely important to consolidate international efforts to fight that evil.


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