Contents tagged with Volodin

  • Kremlin to rewrite Russian constitution to keep Putin in power

    Russia’s senior leaders are continuing to prepare the population for an extensive revision of the constitution that will reshape the country’s institutes of government authority for the first time in 30 years.

    The idea of changing the constitution, outlined in autumn last year by Constitutional Court Chairperson Valery Zorkin, was entrusted to State Duma Chairperson Vyacheslav Volodin to promote.

    For the second time in half a year, Volodin, former deputy head of the presidential …

  • Russia wants to estimate ‘damage to the Crimea’ between 1991 to 2014

    A tender for the so-called study to "assess the damage" caused to the Crimea during the period from 1991 to 2014, when the annexed Peninsula was under the control of Ukraine, was published on the Russian Procurement webpage, reports Krym.Realii.

    The initial cost of the study is 10 million Russian rubles (more than 150 thousand dollars).

    The commissioner of the study is the State Duma of Russia (Russian Parliament). The purpose of the study is "a comparison of socio-economic and legislative …

  • Google decides to show annexed Crimea as part of Russia and not Ukraine on Russian users maps

    Google has reported that "it has corrected an error that caused a small number of Russian users of Google maps to see incorrect information", TASS reported with a reference to the press service of the company.

     “We believe that we have corrected the error, due to which a small part of iOS users of Google maps [devices with the operating system] saw incorrect information,” the report said.

    As explained by its press service, Google is making every effort to objectively display the “disputed …

  • Kremlin starts to prepare population for changes to Russian Constitution 

    Having carried out its unpopular pension reform, the Russian government is now starting to prepare the population for changes to the Constitution, reports. 

    Following the example set by the head of the Constitutional Court, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has proposed a reassessment of the relevancy of the Constitution’s provisions. 

    In its current form, the Constitution is “not dogma,” Volodin said in the Kremlin at a meeting with other MPs and President Vladimir Putin.  …

  • Russian State Duma proposes a constitutional review to Putin 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the leadership of the State Duma and Federation Council. Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin proposed to him that the Russian Constitution needed an overhaul and that legal experts should be called in to evaluate its relevance to the current reality. 

    “25 years ago is the time when such questions could have be answered,” TASS cites Volodin as saying. The Deputy claimed that judges from the Constitutional Court, scholars in the Constitutional Right and …