Putin explained the reluctance of Russians to live next to a Gypsy

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Vladimir Putin Photo: Sergey Mamontov / RIA Novosti

The Russians do not want to live near Roma settlements due to the criminalization of these places and a thriving drug trade, said President Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the Council for interethnic relations. About it reports TASS.

So Putin commented on the complaint of the Chairman of the Federal national-cultural autonomy of Russian Roma Hopes Demeter for the demolition of Romani settlements in the Tula region. “We all know, to be honest, you have right to talk about it. There are professionally engaged in drug trafficking, people just don’t want to live next, that’s the problem,” — said the President.

He noted that blaming the Gypsies for all the ills should not be too. “This is a problem of the whole society, the problem of efficiency of law enforcement and so on. It was necessary to timely and competently to build this work”, — said Putin.

Demeter said that wouldn’t raise the issue if the villages in question really was a drug dealer. “As for Tula, there just is. Where exactly it was. I’m not the Governor reported, and the police,” retorted the President.

In October, the government of the Tula region summed up the results of the work of the headquarters for the settlement of the situation in Roma settlements, writes “Tula press”. Speech, in particular, was about the demolition of illegally constructed buildings in the neighborhood Kosaya Gora, village of Plekhanovo, where in 2016 was a Gypsy riot, in the village of Khrushchev. In total, there are over 150 dismantled illegal buildings, at the same time, work is underway to formalise the occupied land.

According to the July survey “Levada-center”, last year Russians have deteriorated the attitude to national minorities. Thus, the “undesirable” ethnic group of Gypsies called 32 percent of respondents. This is almost two times more than in 2017.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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