2013-01-22 10:14:00

U.S. report on religious situation in Russia biased - Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow, January 22, Interfax - Moscow was surprised to read the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom's report, titled "Unruly State of Law in Russia," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"We note a biased, unobjective and tendentious character of information that the authors of this 'opus' placed as the base of their report. Unfortunately, the report does not reflect the content of the committed consultations which Commission head Lantos Swett held with the Foreign Ministry's commissioner for human rights, democracy and rule of law," the Russian Foreign Ministry's Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov said in a commentary, posted on the Foreign Ministry's website.

"Our extensive arguments that confirm the positive trend towards stronger inter-confessional accord and cooperation in Russia, fell on deaf ears," he said.