Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on his article “On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians” on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24“And speaking about the collapse of the USSR, he noticed that there were several” time mines “that were laid down in the Constitution of the country.
“I said there bluntly that the most dangerous time bomb is the right to free exit of the republics of the Soviet Union from a single country,” said the head of the Russian state.
Putin stressed that even among the leadership of the Bolsheviks, there were different points of view on this matter. For example, the contradictions between Lenin and Stalin.
According to the president, the Soviet Union was formally a federal state, “if not even a confederal state, taking into account the right to secede, but in fact it was a highly unitary centralized state.” And it was this right to exit, the head of state emphasized, that was one of the “time mines”.
The Russian leader also noted that another “mine” was the leading role of the CPSU. Putin clarified that after the collapse of the USSR, it became clear that the role of the CPSU was “the only thing that kept the whole country within the framework of a single state.”
“As soon as the party began to fall apart from within, the whole country fell after it,” concluded Putin.
On July 7, the president in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the TV channel” Russia 1 “stressed that Russia must avoid such things. He noted that the amendments to the current Constitution “will strengthen our statehood, create conditions for the progressive development of our country for decades to come.”
The amendments to the Russian Constitution entered into force on July 4, 2020. Putin signed a decree on amendments and by the same decree the head of state decided to publish the Basic Law as amended.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution ended on July 1. The Central Election Commission officially approved the results: 77.92% of those who voted (almost 58 million Russians) supported the changes, 21.27% (about 16 million citizens) were against. The total turnout in the country was 67.97%.