Wednesday 22 February
|Day of Unity or Tolerance?|
Wednesday 22 February
|Day of Unity or Tolerance?|
|Written by Alex|
In a guest house near
The participants of the conference found out that there is no tolerance in the country because of poverty, indifference and moral and ethic vulgarity. The youth may improve the situation.
The participants agreed that the term “tolerance” should not only mean “tolerance” but also respect for the differences of another person. And on the 4th of November, there would be to celebrate the day of national unity and not the day of tolerance. But the national policy is not build on tolerance, as correctly observed Irina Gavrilova, Chariman of the Commission on Affairs of Nationalist and Migration Policy of the public council of
Ashot Ayrapetyan, Director of the CIC, cited the data of the law enforcement agencies: in
According to the words of Daria Maureen who supervises the sector “tolerance” in the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs a real information war deployed in the internet, to the address of the organizational committee of the festival “All ours” poured the accusation.
The conference set the question: who sees the Day of National Unity as a holiday? Four people raised their hands and Dasha. She explains: state holidays are invented in the beginning, but what the people should do is not explained, the understanding is formed later.
On the conference, everyone came to the conclusion that journalists give wrong and biased assessment of much what they relate to migration. In the field of vision get only incidents that are negatively related to migrants, usually murder.
After the expression “people of Caucasian nationality” appeared for the first time in the newspaper the journalists caught that up and made a stamp on it. But in the
“It is important that we know, understand and respect the culture of other people, because not only the Russians reach certain heights” said the Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Affairs of Nationality and Migrant Policy, Maria Kotovskaya. There are many subjects now at universities, but the students don’t know how many different nationalities live in our country. At the same time it is clear that tolerance is already put in the childhood. Therefore the attitudes will not change quickly. The problem of international education has to be put in the first place, in the general courses the accents have to be rearranged. Our interest in the western culture and the absolute indifference towards our direct neighbors cause such a dismissive attitude we have now. It is strange that the subject “Intercultural communication” is only available in certain specializations. This is not right.
“No state which has a multinational structure can exist for a long time if it does not become established to respect each other on the legal and educational level”, says Hamid Bulatov, Senior Researcher at the
A pure Russian state is not viable; it will not exist long in modern conditions because the world takes the course of universalization. There are still peculiarities of the modern period: no conference will bring the desired result if the necessary measures are not taken on state level. Gegham Khalatyan suggested putting the topic of tolerance on the level of a national project “because we can even deal with the swine flue and this infection (nationalism) undermines us from within and it can destroy everything. Very serious measures are needed, otherwise we really slide”. Hamid Bulatov suggested in the first place leveling the economic growth of the different regions of the country: “It is clear that from the suburbs they go to where the standard of living is higher. Major cities will be overcrowded and
If a visitor behaves badly, this will affect the relation to everyone of his nation. Why does this happen? “Look, if Ivan Ivanovich behaves badly, than he is taken for ill-mannered. But if Mohammed Mohammedov is doing that, than he is the boor as representative of this nation. All migrants have to understand that”, concludes an employee of the
However, it is unclear where the nationalistic extremism arises from as in the
The big problem lies in the migration policy of
Kirill from the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade emotionally told about the swellings leaving each day from Kievskaya, the crowd of migrants which is rushing towards him: “The point is not to teach culturology at universities or not. I do it namely because of the formation of a negative attitude towards these nations”.
Gegham Khalatyan answered on this: “There is no nationality which was brought up by going to Kievskaya and selling stuff. Those who do not work have to be forced. Therefore it is important to register those who have work and send those further who don’t have work”.
The director of the CIC continued: “Enemies don’t have to be searched far. Our main enemy is laziness. We think that someone else instead of us has to create that wonderful country where we want to live. The problem is that 80% of the capital of the country is concentrated in
The two hours that were reserved for the conference flew by very quickly. “Let’s hope that some day the Day of National Unity turns into the Day of the Unity of Peoples”, summed up Ashot Ayrapetyan.