Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin at the meeting with students of the University “Innopolis” stated the need for the adoption of the law on the protection of honor and dignity of the President of Russia. So he answered a question from students, who asked whether Volodin considers necessary to develop and adopt a relevant draft law. in the light of “perceived information in the press reel” (quoted by TASS) President Vladimir Putin.
Volodin in response pointed to the rightness of the student who asked the question, because “the whole international experience suggests that such laws are not just necessary they are everywhere”. The President said the speaker of the state Duma, after the election of the head of the Institute of presidency. “All the institutions is protected, but it turned out that in Russia this issue is not legally regulated,” — said Volodin.
“Yes, this system would need to protect it,” stated the speaker. According to him, laws protecting the honor and dignity of the President, is in Europe and in the United States. Volodin cited the example of the United States: according to him, “just for speaking out against the President” Barack Obama in 2015 “four people received serious sentences — two and a half years of prison”.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has no position on the adoption of the law on the protection of honor and dignity of the President. Peskov indicated that the issue needed “to study” and “examine international experience”, reports TASS.
At the end of December 2015, Volodin, then held the post of Deputy head of the presidential administration, held a meeting, which discussed the recommendations of the Kremlin all politicians to read the collection of quotations by Vladimir Putin called “Words that change the world.” “Volodin said about the book. He said she should be on Board any policy”, — said close to the leadership of the state Duma, the participant of the meeting, which was attended by about 59 people, particularly members of the lower house of Parliament, the Federation Council and Public chamber.
In November 2015 at the seminar for activists of the popular front, the Kremlin’s curator of internal policy Vyacheslav Volodin has compared Vladimir Putin with Charles de Gaulle. Almost a year before this, in December 2014, he compared Putin with the other prominent world leaders — U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and the leader of China Deng Xiaoping.
In October 2015 during his speech at the meeting of the international club “Valdai” Volodin announced the key thesis that, in his opinion, describes the mood of the Russian public: “There is Putin is Russia, not Putin — not Russia”.