Contents tagged with Constitution

  • Putin to postpone indefinitely vote on Constitution

    President Vladimir Putin, in an address to the nation, will announce the postponement of the vote on amendments to the Constitution, which was scheduled for April 22, reports RBC news agency, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the preparation.

    “At present, it is not clear exactly how the situation with the spread of coronavirus will develop, so it is not possible to determine a new date,” explained another source familiar with the issue. “It is legally possible to move the date from …

  • In a hurry to the throne: Putin approves amendments to Russian Constituion ahead of time

    Today, on March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on amendments to the Russian Constitution. Previously, it was assumed that the package of amendments to the Russian Constitution would be approved by the head of the Kremlin almost a week later. The decree "On improvements to certain aspects in regulations of organization and functioning of public power" has been published on the Kremlin’s website.

    During the second reading of the bill on amendments to the Russian …

  • Kremlin: Putin does not like personality cult created around him

    "Vladimir Putin's cult of personality is something that Vladimir Putin strongly disagrees with," Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, said.

    According to RIA Novosti, Peskov recalled that his boss "has long and clearly" indicated his attitude to any manifestations of this kind of cult”. "He definitely doesn't like it," Peskov stated.

    During the second reading of the bill on amendments to the Russian Constitution in the State Duma, MP Valentina Tereshkova proposed an amendment …

  • Putin: Russia needs transition of power

    Russia needs transition of power, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel.

    "In my opinion, in order to guarantee the change of power, and for a country like ours, it is important, it is better if the number of president’s terms be limited," he said.

    The amendment on limiting the number of presidency terms is included in Putin's proposed changes to the Constitution. A vote on the amendments is scheduled for April 22.

    The amendments also provide …

  • Russian constitution rewritten in four days

    The work group which Russian President Vladimir Putin established to change the constitution announced on Monday that it has drafted constitutional amendments which will affect at least 14 articles.

    A work group of 75 people, including senators, MPs and legal experts, as well as Cossack ataman Nikolay Doluda, pianist Denis Matsuev, and two times Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva, took only four days (January 16-19) to draft the constitutional reforms which promise to be the most far-reaching …

  • Putin proposes extensive changes to Russian constitution

    For the first time ever, Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly took place immediately after the New Year’s holidays. During his address, he announced that he was proposing “a number of constitutional changes” which could be the most far-reaching amendments ever made to Russia’s constitution, which was adopted in 1993.

    Several hours later, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that his cabinet would be resigning, saying that “the government should give the president the opportunity to make …

  • Ukrainian President promised to submit to the Parliament a draft law on Crimean Tatar autonomy

    On August 8th, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, according to the website of the Mejlis.

    “When discussing a number of issues regarding amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine announced that he expects the Constitutional Commission to draft amendments and supplements to Section X of the Constitution of Ukraine on Autonomous Republic …

  • Poroshenko is ready to propose changes to Ukraine's constitution concerning Crimean Tatar autonomy

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is ready to propose changes to the Constitution of Ukraine that concern granting the Crimean Tatars autonomy in the Crimea.

    "I am ready to introduce several amendments to the Constitution, including those regarding the issue of Crimean Tatar autonomy. The format of this autonomy will be proposed to me by the Constitutional Commission, with the participation of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people," Petro Poroshenko said at a press conference …

  • Poroshenko: Constitutional Changes will exclude 'Special Status' for Regions

    Decentralization and constitutional changes will exclude the adoption of laws on “special status” for any of the regions as stated by the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the Association of Towns of Ukraine in Kiev.

    "Decentralization and constitutional change, on the contrary, discourages attempts to create laws granting "special status" for any city, region or territory," Poroshenko said.

    According to the President, the forces that are trying to stop the process of …