Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lauded the increased involvement of Jewish leaders as “very useful.”
“It is a strong reaction to anti-Semitic acts, cases of xenophobia and chauvinism, and in some cases, anti-Russian sentiment,” he said at an interreligious conference July 3 in Baku.
Medvedev singled out the Jewish community as “developing.”
He thanked members of the religions recognized in Russia — Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism — for “promoting a dialogue between different faiths and religions.”
Medvedev credited interfaith dialogue for maintaining stability in the largely Muslim Caucuses region.
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