Putin met the muftis of the Russian Muslim Board’s 225 annual activities in Ufa and said that Islam was a shiny code of Russian culture, adding that there are many Muslim statesmen, artists, scientists, soldiers and businessmen having a significant role in Russian history.
Putin emphasized that politicization of Islam should be prevented; the state and public should cooperate in this context.
“Today religions all over the world including Islam is tried to be politicized. In this context some challenges come out within the Russian state and Muslim community. These challenges can be overcome through cooperation of the state and the public,” said Putin.
Putin also said that they will not let the friendship and cohesion in Russian society to be broken and denigrated. The Muslim community has a significant role against this threat underlined Putin.
On the other hand, Putin stated that they will recreate the national Islamic theologian school that would guarantee the sovereignty of the Russian religious space. “This school should respond quickly to the most acute developments in Russia and in the world as a whole, and make assessments 'that would be clear and respected by believers'," he said.