Photo Gallery: Session 3. Religious Extremism and Its Impact on Politics

The third session of the Valdai Club's 16th Annual Meeting was dedicated to the topic: "Religious Extremism and Its Impact on Politics".

In the East, the threat of religious radicalism has manifested itself dramatically. It is here that the most dangerous extremist groups aspiring to get political power and claiming they will create a special type of statehood operate. From here, the threat of religious intolerance is projected to other parts of the world together with waves of migrants, provoking various reactions there. The East provides an especially fertile ground for religious conflicts, but they may well spill over to the West. How to avoid them? Does not religion risk falling into the trap of becoming a tool for attaining political goals or justification of radical ideologies? How to fight extremism without raising the specter of religious wars?