Russia did not become legal until the end of the democratic government, since until now there are calls to “live in truth, and not according to the law”. About it as transfers “RIA Novosti”, said the Chairman of the constitutional court of Russia Valery Zorkin, in his lecture on constitutional justice at the international conference “Modern constitutional justice: challenges and prospects”.
“We are in a transitional stage of its development. Russia has not taken legal barrier. It would be difficult to hope for this after thousands of years of stereotypes, in which the law and the law is not in the first place, and the main principle was “let us live in truth, and not according to the law”, — said Zorkin. He said that are still “prominent members of the public, acting for the triumph over the law of “truth.”
According to Zorkin, a hundred years ago, a similar contradiction has been overcome only “ferocious state which the Bolsheviks created”. Chairman of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation considers that to avoid repeating the “historical accident” of October 1917 in Russia today will help to “adoption awareness”.
While Zorkin said that Russia is not obliged to comply with international treaties and conventions in the occurrence of conflicts of law. Russia’s participation in international agreements, he said, means that a country voluntarily imposes on itself, listed in such agreements, obligations and reserves the right to make the final decisions.
19 April 2016 the constitutional court of Russia for the first time are not allowed to carry out the decisions of the European court of human rights (ECHR), ruling that the decision of the Strasbourg court in the case of prisoners Anchugova Sergei and Vladimir Gladkov, contradicts the Russian Constitution. Anchugov and Gladkov complained that during a punishment they were deprived of their right to vote, and the ECHR in 2013, has satisfied their complaint.
The conference “Modern constitutional justice: challenges and prospects”, which was made by Zorkin, timed to 25-anniversary of the constitutional court of Russia and takes place in the framework of the VI St. Petersburg international legal forum.