SECRETARY OF SECURITY COUNCIL PLACES ON A PAR TERRORIST AND EXTREMIST ASSOCIATIONS, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND TOTALITARIAN SECTS FROM WHICH HE URGED TO PROTECT RUSSIAN YOUTH
Credo.Press, 19 July 2019
The secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and former director of the FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, declared that Russian youth "must be protected" from encroachments of foreign intelligence agencies and noncommercial organizations, Interfax reports on 19 July.
The head of the Security Council said that young people tend to fall under the influence of "terrorist and extremist organizations, radical youth structures, criminal authorities, religious organizations, and various kinds of totalitarian sects."
"This is facilitated by the destructive activity of foreign intelligence agencies and various kinds of foreign noncommercial organizations, who aim to undermine moral foundations and erode traditional Russian values," Patrushev said. "Blocking propaganda of extremism, violence, and interethnic intolerance" will help to protect youth," he believes.
This is not the first time the intelligence leader expressed his concern with the problems of youth. Thus, in February at a conference in Tiumen, Patrushev called the propaganda of personal enrichment, suicides, the cult of violence, separatism, and neonazism on the internet some of the factors that negatively impact the level of violence in educational institutions. The secretary of the security council demanded strengthening the work of school psychologists and elevating the prevention of teenage extremism and activating the work of regional news media and teachers in combating the propaganda of violence. "It is important to have a positive impact on the mass consciousness of children, to elevate the level of their legal consciousness, and to develop Russian spiritual and moral values," he declared. (tr. by PDS, posted 20 July 2019)
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