Leader V. V. Putin is convinced that the adoption of amendments to the current Constitution - the right step.
"I am absolutely convinced that we are right to accept the Amendments to the current Constitution. These Amendments will strengthen our state and will create rules for the progressive development of our state for decades to come, "said the head of the country in the conversation, which was broadcast by TV channel" Russia 1 ".
Answering a question, repeat what mistakes the previous He wished to defend it, Putin recalled that after the revolution of 1917 in Russia was a discussion, "how to restore statehood" and the Union Treaty of 1922 " was introduced Lenin's thesis on the right of Union republics to secede from a United country ".
He said that Joseph Stalin held the other point of view, " He said about the need for autonomy of national associations on their entry into the Russian Federation on the rights of autonomy ".
"No secession from the Soviet Union coming was not provided. But in the end was implemented Lenin's Idea and the right to secede from the Soviet Union was documented in the Union Treaty of 1922, " added the President of Russia.
Then, according to his statement, These provisions " have started to wander from the Constitution to the Constitution of the Soviet period, But has not been told otherwise, was not spelled out the procedure of secession from the Union."
in the end the Republic, which became part of the USSR and received " in their own Luggage, a large number of Russian lands, traditional historical Russian territories ", could secede from the Union "came to" and taking " gifts from the Russian people."
"Because nothing has been registered ", - noted Putin.
He said that amendments to the Constitution related to the inviolability of borders and the impossibility of exclusion of its territory, made a proposal to the members of the working group and the citizens themselves. Putin also said that the Constitution is " and other things related to our sovereignty ".
"The fact that in many countries without hesitation have long been made, for example, the decision of the judicial international bodies of foreign not have the opportunity to contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation ", - explained the Director.
The idea of adding changes to the Main law was expressed by Vladimir Putin in January 2020 in the message to Fedarene. According to the President, they were necessary For the subsequent development of Russia as a legal social state, " in which higher values are freedom and the rights of Residents, the dignity of man, his well-being." The vast majority of people's deputies, head of the Parliament and factions have supported the idea of adding amendments to the Constitution.
One of the conditions for entry into force of the amendments was the approval of residents in a nationwide vote, which was scheduled for April 22, But because of the situation With the spread of the coronavirus was postponed and took place From 25 June to 1 July.
The final turnout was 67, 97%. The amendment was supported by 77, 92% of voters (almost 58 million), opposed 21, 27% (about 16 million).
Changes in the Basic law came into force on 4 July.