The head of the Russian Union of journalists promised to talk to Shevchenko and Svanidze after a fight

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotobiennial Svanidze. Archive photoThe head of the Russian Union of journalists promised to talk to Shevchenko and Svanidze after a fight© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

Chairman of the Union of journalists of Russia (szhr) Vladimir Solovyov promised a personal meeting with the members of the HRC and journalists Nikolay Svanidze and Maxim Shevchenko to talk about the unacceptability of battering in the discussions, he told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Earlier in the Internet appeared the video — fragment broadcast live from the studios of the radio station «Komsomolskaya Pravda», where a fight broke out between guests. Both participated in the program, during which they discussed the question of «whether Stalinism disease.»

«Any sanctions we impose on our colleagues’ we can’t, we can just call them to talk without the use, so to speak, of force, and respect for each other… Personally at the meeting too, of course, talk about it,» — said Solovyov.

He added that «the main debriefing for this incident probably will occur in the HRC», since both participants of the incident were its members, whereas, according to him, in cjr, they are not included.

«We (cjr) are the things we discuss at our conferences, as an example of the incidents occurring in different discussions. It started with splashing orange juice, and now it’s all pumped and proceeds to assault. Of course, this is unacceptable in a debate, because in debate you have to win the power of the word, not the power of the fist,» — said Solovyov.

Earlier in comments to RIA Novosti the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov stressed that neither the law nor Shevchenko in the radio station were not represented as members of the HRC, «they were journalists, writers, discussants, but not members of the HRC».

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