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Cabinet Backs Ethnic Policy

The Cabinet on Sunday adopted an 87-page plan for Russia's ethnic policy through 2025 aimed at reducing xenophobia, the government said on its website.

The plan says its main aims are to consolidate people and strengthen their spiritual solidarity while at the same time assisting in the preservation and development of ethnic cultures, teaching patriotism to youth and creating conditions for social and cultural adaptation of migrants.

The plan will implement a document called the 2013-15 Strategy of State National Politics that President Vladimir Putin signed in December.

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