Moscow considers the annual report of the U.S. state Department On the situation of religious freedoms in the world partisan and rife with flaws and " white spots ", reported in circulation, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"On Tuesday Authorized the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov met With the Minister counselor for political issues of USA Embassy in the Russian capital Anthony Godfrey at his request. The American diplomat gave to the text published on the day the next annual report of the state Department of the USA On the situation of religious freedoms in the world, " – reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Dolgov confirmed that the Russian assessment of this document as rife with flaws and " white spots "." for example, it ignored the true cause and extent of persecution against Christians in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa, numerous cases of attacks, as well as among them with the complicity of the Ukrainian militia, on the temples of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine, " – reported in the report." regarding the "Russian" section of the report, was recorded bias the analysis, indicated on the inadmissibility of ignoring active consistent work in Russia in order to consolidate inter-confessional peace and accord ", - has told in the Russian international Ministry.
"The Russian side were again raised questions About the illegality of extraterritorial use of American law against Russian population, With their arrests in third countries with subsequent extradition, stressed the importance of the adoption by the U.S. authorities long-overdue practical steps to address accumulated problems in the sphere of ensuring the rights and legitimate interests of Russian children adopted by American citizens", – it is reported in the report. On 14 October, the U.S. state Department released its annual Report On "religious freedom in the world" for 2014, which among the disadvantaged in this sense, countries named Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The authorized Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said that the majority of the assessment in the report of the state Department " far-fetched ". In 2014, the U.S. state Department also issued a report About religious freedoms in the world, in which he said that the laws on extremism hinder religious minorities in the Russian Federation. The report also criticized several other countries, including North Korea, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan, and from the former Soviet republics – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation then spoke, a statement on the question of religious research American partners, noting the bias of the report and expressing confidence that his objectivity will cause legitimate difficulties for a number of countries.