Protection of rights and interests of compatriots abroad is an unconditional priority of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
"Comprehensive protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the Russian Diaspora - the absolute priority of Russia's foreign policy. Will continue to take necessary measures to strengthen positions of the Russian language and Russian culture, the preservation of our common identity", He said at a meeting of the government Council for the Affairs of compatriots abroad on Wednesday.
the Deputy Minister added that in this context, the government Commission is facing major challenges, however, He is convinced that together, " I'm together with that person will handle it successfully."
He also said that the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war became for the Russian Diaspora is a powerful unifying factor ", but they faced serious problems during this holiday.
"Unfortunately, we have to admit that in part, our compatriots celebrating this Holy date, encountered serious difficulties," - said Karasin.
So, according to him, in Kiev, Odessa and other Ukrainian cities to wear "St. George ribbon" and to participate in memorial events "Immortal regiment" was just unsafe.
"This state of Affairs is contrary to contemporary standards in the field of human rights. We will continue to draw this to the attention of international organizations, the General public, " - said Karasin.