The Kremlin has no unified position regarding the admissibility of the hijab in educational institutions. This told the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the decision of the Chechen Parliament to allow Schoolgirls to wear the hijab in the classroom, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
“I would not Express a position. The issue of hijab in schools is being actively discussed in many countries, in different countries differently regulated. Russia is a multicultural country. But Russia is still a secular state, and is enshrined in our Constitution,” — said Peskov.
On 31 March it became known that the Chechen Parliament adopted a law, according to which the educational organization of the Republic should take into account the right of students to wear religious clothing or symbols.
Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, claimed that the ban on wearing headscarves in public places can be a killer for the Russian society.
The debate on headscarves began when, as in Mordovia teachers and students at the school in the village of Belozerye banned from wearing traditional Muslim clothing items, explaining that the prevention of extremism. The Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva welcomed the decision, noting that the constitutional court ruled that the hijab has no place in school.
Then, Peskov said that the Kremlin prefers to distance himself from the controversy around the topic of the hijab in Russian schools.