Religious leaders of Russia offers to establish conscience police in the country


The Police should deal with the moral evils and protect the poor.

Representatives of the leading religions of Russia pointed out the lack of a legal institution focused on crime prevention.

"We have overlooked morality police or police of conscience" chairman of the Congress of Jewish Religious Organizations and Communities in Russia rabbi Zinovy Kogan said Wednesday at a round table talks held in Interfax.

According to him, the conscience police are that part of police that prevents crimes and it should protect interests of the poor and weak members of society, fight immorality, greed and prostitution.

Rabbi complained that not enough women serve in law-enforcement agencies, and suggested that the institute proposed by him could be headed by a woman, who in this case would be the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs.

In his turn, Andrey Balzhirov, the representative of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia in Moscow, supported the establishment of the law of honour for policemen.

Priest Gevorg Vardanyan, a representative of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Russia, has favoured the initiative of Balzhirov and highlighted that the code should be based on "traditions and intrinsic mentality of people", and each policeman should believe in the law he defends.