All-Russian conference «The role of traditional religions of Russia in counteraction to religious extremism in the Northwestern region»

The all-Russian conference «The role of traditional religions of Russia in counteraction to religious extremism in Northwestern region» took place on June 9, 2015 with the assistance of RISS Analytical Center in St. Petersburg.

The conference was organized by the Comission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on harmonization of international and interreligious relations, the St. Petersburg Metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of St. Petersburg and Northwestern Russia and the Department for relations with religious organizations of St. Petersburg Governor's Administration.

At the conference professor A.Kolesnikov, the head of the St. Petersburg Analytical Center, made a report on «Fethullah Gulen's extremist Movement in Turkey and Russia».

Great interest was directed towards reports of archpriest А.Pelin, mufti R.Pancheev, professor А.Knyazev and a special guest of the conference Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun.