There are three facts that President Vladimir Putin highly appreciates and is friendly towards Russian Muslims. Photo/REUTERS
JAKARTA – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin currently serves as President of the Russian Federation. He became one of the influential figures in the world who are respected by world leaders.
Throughout his leadership in Russia, this former KGB agent was quite attached to conflict. Most recently, he launched an invasion of Ukraine under the pretext of demilitarization.
However, despite the number of controversies he has created, Putin is known to have quite good relations with Muslims in Russia.
Not infrequently, a number of his policies also show how much he appreciates their existence.
Here are a number of facts about Vladimir Putin who really appreciates and protects Muslims in Russia.
1. Recognizing Islam as Part of Russian History
Since coming to power in Russia, Vladimir Putin is known to have a different approach to Muslims when compared to previous leaders.
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Quoted from the Al Estiklal page, on October 22, 2013 Vladimir Putin once said that Muslims in his country have become an integral part of Russian history.
In addition, Putin also said that he would not allow friendship between Russian ethnic groups to be damaged by irresponsible parties.