Russia rejects attempts to politicize Olympics in China

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Moscow, Mar 17 (UNI) Russia today rejected the attempts to politicize the Olympic Games to be held in August in Beijing stressing that Tibet is an integral part of China.

We hope that the Chinese government would take all necessary measures to stop illegal actions and ensure the possible normalization of the situation as soon as possible, in this autonomous region'', the statement added.

Russia closely follows the information, coming from China, in connection with the recent developments in Tibet, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Russia reiterated that it views Tibet as an inalienable part of China and considers the resolution of mutual relations with Dalai Lama an internal matter of China, it said.

''We would like to underscore that the attempt to politicize the holding of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in China are unacceptable,'' it warned.

''Russia is confident that the Chinese side would provide the highest level of organisation of the Games, including in resolving issues of the security of athletes and Olympic guests,'' the Ministry said.

The Ministry also advised the Russian citizens not to visit Tibet for the time being.


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