Tolstoy commented on the creation of the Council for culture and religion

© RIA Novosti . Natalia to Seliverstova in fotobanka of the presidential Council of the Russian Federation on the Russian language Vladimir Tolstoy. Archival photoTolstoy commented on the creation of the Council for culture and religion© RIA Novosti . Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The possibility of establishing a Council for culture, religion and international relations under the state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin is a normal practice; the Council for culture and operated by the former speaker Sergey Naryshkin, and the expansion functions of the new structure it will be possible to say when it becomes known composition, said RIA Novosti adviser of RF President on culture Vladimir Tolstoy.

Previously, the newspaper «Izvestia», citing a source close to the staff of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, said that in the state Duma plan to create a Council for culture, religion and ethnic relations. The material States that the new structure will work when the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. The Council will deal with issues of «moral climate in society», «education of patriotism», and «prevention of extremism in the field of culture».

«The cultural Council and operated by former management, during Sergey Evgenievich Naryshkin, so it makes sense. Expansion of a function, perhaps, too, this makes sense. Learn composition, Vyacheslav Viktorovich collect, then we can comment. It is normal practice that such a Council existed in the former convocation,» — said Tolstoy.

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