Dear educators and schoolchildren,
the participants of the International Internet-project “Friendship Bridges”!

On the eve of the celebration of the International day of Tolerance, which is celebrated on the 16th of November, I would like to emphasize the importance of the contribution to the improvement of the intercultural dialog amongst young people, which the participants of the Project make.

One of the main challenges of the present time is to bring up the young generation in the spirit of peace, respect of other peoples’ values, mutual understanding, spirit unity between the people of different cultures and beliefs.

Nowadays the Internet gives us a unique opportunity to manage a communication between the schoolchildren and students of different cities and countries. And exactly during the creative process in the context of the Internet-project the formation of the communication culture and tolerance to the others people’s points of view appears.

I am sure, that the International Internet-project “Friendship Bridges” will unite the educators, schoolchildren, and community of many regions of the country during its creative process, and this project will become another medium for making future lives on basis of love, tolerance, mutual respect and peaceful coexistence.

The chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Nationalities

Safaraliev Gadzhimet Kerimovich