2021-03-03 00:00:00

Putin orders Interior Ministry to prosecute provocateurs, suppress all manifestations of extremism

Moscow, March 3, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Interior Ministry to resolutely suppress all manifestations of extremism and to prosecute provocateurs who incite people to commit unlawful acts.

"Your focus should be on the fight against extremism. I ask you to fiercely suppress the propaganda of nationalism, xenophobia, religious hatred, and violence," Putin said at an expanded meeting of the Russian Interior Ministry's board on Wednesday.

Putin ordered the ministry to "prosecute provocateurs who themselves escape and hide, but if caught, repent, but at the same time, incite other people to commit unlawful actions."