It has been yet another forum organized by the Russia - Islamic World strategic vision group led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov that sought to find ways to counter extremist ideas. Deputy Group Coordinator Elana Eshba shared the story behind the Group and talked about its current operations.
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"We need to think beyond dialogue, we need to identify ways how to move from dialogue to genuine partnership. It might seem to some like a castle in the air but Russians know from experience that it is possible. The Republic of Tatarstan is a vivid example of such partnership."

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One of the Group's missions is to ensure an open platform for a full and honest debate of the most challenging issues of humanity and to help find common solutions to them, said Elana Eshba.