November 06, 15:47
MOSCOW, November 6 /TASS/. Charlie Hebdo’s satirical caricatures on the A321 plane crash in Egypt that claimed 224 lives have outraged the Russian public. But the absence of any official French reaction to the satirical weekly’s sacrilegious behavior has made the Russians even more indignant.
“The caricatures are overgrowing the boundaries of French journalism. They are so sacrilegious that they require some kind of reaction from the French officials. Their silence will mean their taciturn consent to Charlie’s usurped right to mock and scoff at the tragedy,” Alexey Pushkov, the head of the Russian State Duma (parliament’s lower house) Committee for Foreign Affairs, told TASS on Friday.
Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Russian Federation Council (parliament’s upper house) Committee for International Affairs, has described the cartoons “as another example of consistent amorality.”
“It is impossible to try to expand the boundaries of what is possible by breaking the limits. What comes next is inadmissible indifference to moral values and indifference to human suffering,” the Russian deputy stressed…
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