Proposals and Amendments: What will change in the Constitution?

The country is preparing to vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution. The amendments will come into force if, of course, the citizens vote for them.

The vote has been scheduled, but not everyone understands the essence of the amendments to the country's supreme law. According to a Levada Center poll, 84% of respondents have heard of the amendments, but only 14% "know" their content "well." At the same time, 87% of Russians are informed that a nationwide vote will take place in the near future, and 64% of citizens will vote for the proposed changes. So why do we need amendments to the Constitution, and what kind of amendments are proposed to be put to a national vote?

The current Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted in 1993 under completely different market and political realities. These years are rightly called famine years. Terrible shortages, wage arrears, and rampant banditry. Empty store shelves and long lines for goods that had been "thrown away." People stood in line from five o'clock in the morning, fainting in hunger.

In the 90s, wages were withheld for months. Enterprises were turned into limited liability companies and went bankrupt. These years were remembered for disastrous demographic indicators. Children's allowances could be handed out in macaroni or bran. People survived as best they could. We survived by housekeeping and vegetable gardens. The main dishes on the table were "liquid" soups, vinaigrette, potatoes. And, of course, pickles: cucumbers, tomatoes, lecho.
What do the polls show?
The leading experts agree with the president. The text of the Constitution contains no empty declarations; its provisions are effective and workable. However, it is not a rigid legal structure, but a living, developing organism. The changes proposed by the President are aimed at strengthening the state and the institution of power.

According to recent polls, the social amendments have the greatest support. A whole block of amendments concerns the strengthening of Russia's sovereignty, and opinion polls show that they are approved by the overwhelming majority of the population.

The majority also support the norm forbidding the distortion and falsification of historical facts, as well as a number of amendments aimed at making requirements for government officials stricter. But first things first...

The main changes

The specialized committee of the State Duma has received over 300 proposals, and 600 more - to the working group on amendments to the basic law of Russia. The final version of the document will include only a small portion of the proposed changes. And here are the most discussed initiatives:
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