Ramazan Abdulatipov and Igor Barinov sign agreement on cooperation between Federal Agency for Affairs of Nationalities and Dagestan
Makhachkala, December 9, 2015. Today, during the International Political Science Forum "Russian Caucasus", Dagestani Head Ramazan abdulatipov and the head of the Federal Agency for the Affairs of Nationalities Igor Barinov have signed a cooperation agreement between the Republic of Dagestan and the Federal Agency.
The agreement aims to establish cooperation relations on implementation of the state national policy of the Russian Federation, the prevention and combating against ethnic and religious extremism.
Commenting on the event, Igor Barinov noted that the both parties intended to cooperate and to develop the regional program entitled "Strengthening the Russian nation and an ethno-cultural development of Russia". According to the head of the Federal Agency, this is one of the main instruments for the implementation of the state national policy.
"Having analyzed the regional programs that we co-finance fr om the federal budget, we have concluded that these programs, in absolute majority, are very inefficient. Officials, being in the national politics, poorly envisage themselves what the strengthening the unity of the Russian nation is.
Fortunately, it is not related to Dagestan program, which is among the top five in the country. This experience we will use in the regions where the situation is much worse. Besides, we will provide the methodological and ideological support to Dagestan, also an assistance in the development of this direction.
The second aspect, the agreement focuses on, is to create a system of monitoring, countering and prevention of national and religious problems. We need to understand why we have so many ethnic, and interfaith conflicts, and whose fault is that", - Igor Barinov noted.
Besides, Barinov shared with reporters about his impressions of the book presented to him by Dagestni Head entitled “Multiethnic Dagestan. My Russian people":
“Today, Ramazan Gadzhimuradovich has shown me an amazing book - a multimedia edition of the history and cultural traditions of the Caucasus in the context of the history of the Russian Federation. It seems to me that such works are very important in the country.”
In turn, Ramazan Abdulatipov pointed out one of the main and basic elements of the public policy, particularly in the sphere of national relations - the revival of traditional culture and the use of vast potential of the peoples for the cultural enrichment and spiritual unity of the Russian nation.
"In this regard, we have much to do, but our experience in implementation of state national policy at the level of local self-government can be used across the country. Over 2.5 years, we have implemented a unique project, which does not exist anywhere in Russia.
In place of Сultural Centers that had been virtually destroyed in all municipal formations of Dagestan, we have created centers of traditional culture of the Russian peoples. These "cells" we move to the level of local government, where people live.
We are interested in the efficient work of the Agency for Nationalities. You, Igor Vyachaslavovich, from his part, is ready to cooperate and we need to do everything that the strategy, developed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, was successfully implemented" - Ramazan Abdulatipov concluded.