Matvienko: the Russian Constitution needs fundamental changes

Matvienko: the Russian Constitution needs fundamental changes


12 December Russia celebrates the Constitution Day. The Constitution of the Russian Federation reliably ensures sustainable development of the country, rights and freedoms of citizens, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

MOSCOW, 12 Dec. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that the Constitution does not require drastic changes either now or in the near future.

“Twelfth of December, we can and should congratulate ourselves on the fact that we have such a balanced and wise Constitution, that no matter what objective, subjective problems, certain flow, yet provides a strong progressive development of the country,” she said on air “Russian news service”.

According to Matvienko, the document proved that the need for radical change has not arisen. “And, in my opinion, in the foreseeable future also will not arise”, — said Matvienko.

She stressed that the Constitution of the Russian Federation reliably ensures sustainable development of the country, rights and freedoms of citizens. According to the speaker, the Russian state over the years never ran into problems, situations that cannot be resolved within the framework of the current Constitution.

Constitution day is celebrated in Russia on Saturday. The document was adopted by popular vote December 12, 1993. By the decree of the President of Russia Boris Yeltsin from September 19, 1994 this day was declared a public holiday.