Constitution Day is celebrated in Russia
The main law of Russia was adopted following a referendum, which was held on December 12 1993 year. First time in stories The country's Constitution has become a document of direct action, that is, anyone can protect their rights by referring to constitutional norms.
In 2009, the Basic Law was first amended. In accordance with them, the head of state is elected for six years instead of four, and deputies of the State Duma for five years. In addition, the Russian government is obliged to annually report to the deputies on their work.
This year, the significant date will be marked by an important event for the country - Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce a message in the Kremlin to the Federal Assembly. And only after that the traditional meeting of the head of state with the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation will take place.
State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin is convinced that the Constitution of 1993 of the year became the basis of the modern professional parliament: those constructions of representative democracy, which were the Congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR elected in 1993, and the RSFSR Congress of People’s Deputies in 70. ”
On the eve of the next anniversary of the Constitution, the question of the need to reform it has again been actively discussed, ITAR-TASS reported. Thus, the Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov at the International Parliamentary Forum called for a "overhaul" of the Basic Law in order to strengthen the role of parliament. The leader of the “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov also spoke out for such a redistribution of powers of the authorities, who recalled that a law on the Constitutional Assembly is necessary for a serious amendment of the Constitution.