19 January 2011, 15:05
Chechen head wish Russian women were modest, first of all in manner of dressing
Moscow, January 19, Interfax - Chechnya head Ramzan Kadyrov supported an appeal to Russian women to be more modest voiced by the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.
"Since when an appeal to be modest, to have dignified manners has become an infringement on somebody's rights?! Russians probably have to recall their history," Kadyrov was cited as saying by the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily.
Thus, he comments on Father Vsevolod's statement, who says that the way people dress in public places is not only their "private matter."
"It is not bad that today companies, higher educational establishments and schools introduce dress codes. It will be nice to invent a Russian dress code (it won't be compulsory for strip bars and brothels)," Father Vsevolod suggested.
In his turn, the Chechen leader reminded that Russian people "have always respected female decency and modesty."
"Do you really like to see provoking girls on the streets, who smoke and can't release a bottle of beer out of their hands? They are mothers, sisters, daughters! I want them to become models of feminity, arouse respect, esteem, admiration. And we should start from the appearance!" Kadyrov stressed.
He regretted that concerts of Russian folklore music and dances disappeared from Russian TV screens.
"Where are the Pyatnitsky Chorus, the Siberian Choir, the Kuban Cossacks Chorus? All channels broadcast lust, naked women. It was a time when the whole world admired Russian culture. A Chechen who was born in Jordan and has never seen Russia told me how he liked Leo Tolstoy. He read him in Arabic. We buried it in oblivion and opened the doors for Western spiritual impoverishment," Kadyrov regretted.