Putin Blames Corruption, Police for Spread of Russia Nationalism
President Vladimir Putin blamed corruption and negligence among law enforcement for the spread of inter-ethnic conflicts in Russia.
“Corruption, prejudice and the inability of the authorities to guarantee justice and protect human rights are the drivers of inter-ethnic tensions,” Putin said today at the first meeting of his Council for National Relations in Saransk in the Volga region.
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