In Russia came into force amendments to the Constitution: what has changed


Voted for most Russians.

On Saturday, 4 July in Russia came into force amendments to the Constitution, which previously voted by Russians, reports the with reference to Browser.

In addition to zeroing of the term of presidency of Vladimir Putin, the basic law of Russia was amended:

  • The President will form the Council that will determine major policies.
  • The President again can be no more than two times in a row. The former President gets immunity (but with the possibility of impeachment).
  • The government of the Russian Federation was divided into two parts: the power unit shall be appointed by the head of the Kremlin after consultation with the Federation Council, the other – the state Duma on the proposal of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister appointed by the President after approval in the state Duma.
  • Added a new reason for the dissolution of the state Duma – if due to the intractability of deputies in the government 1/3 empty seats. But the President is no longer obliged to dissolve the Duma, rejected him three times Prime Minister (but can optionally).
  • From now on, Ministers can resign one by one.
  • The Federation Council members received a new job title – senators: 2 from each region plus 30 Federal senators (7 of them to a life of merit) and former presidents (for life). And assign them will be 6 years old.
  • The President will be able to direct the decisions of international courts and laws adopted by Parliament for examination in the constitutional court, and if it considered them unconstitutional – not to do/not to sign.
  • The President himself will appoint prosecutors and can initiate the dismissal of the judicial elite, including members of the constitutional court and the Supreme court (will decide senators).
  • Officials, parliamentarians and judges prohibited foreign citizenship, residence permit and Bank account.
  • The Russian Constitution now ensures that the minimum wage not below the subsistence level “in Russia as a whole” and that the pension is indexed at least once a year, and reinforces that marriage is the Union of a man and woman.
  • In the Constitution a new concept of “Federal territories” – they will not enter any region.
  • The basic law now says that Russia combined a thousand years of history, preserves the memory of ancestors who have conveyed the ideals and faith in God, protects the historical truth, and forbidding to belittle the feat of the people in the defense of the Fatherland. It is the legal successor and pravoprimenitel of the USSR. A Russian nation – state in a multinational Union of equal peoples.