Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about Islamists' activities in Moscow.

"The increase in the number of migrants, primarily from Central Asia and the Caucasus, in Moscow has increased the risk of ethnic conflicts," the patriarch said at the Moscow Diocese assembly, according to the Moscow Patriarchate website.

Many migrants have radical views and "are recruited by extremist and terrorist organizations, sometimes right in Moscow," the patriarch said, adding that such propaganda has intensified among Slavic youth, including in educational establishments, prisons, sports groups, and social networking sites.

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