The innovations of the Constitution of the Russian Federation: present and future. A reflection on faults… or results?

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the Institute of state and law of the Tyumen state University; chief researcher of the Federal research center “The Tyumen scientific center of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy o
Tyumen state University
Federal research center “The Tyumen scientific center of the Siberian branch of the Russian Acade-my of Sciences”
Address: Russian Federation, Tyumen
Journal nameGosudarstvo i pravo
EditionIssue 6

The paper is an analytical overview focused on the amendments, which were included to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 2020, in order to estimate their meaning and probable effects from the perspectives of the Philosophy of Law and ontological grounds of the Russian model of constitutionalism, as well as from the point of presently formed and actual social and political practices. Relying upon the different views and public eventful circumstances, author makes the conclusion that all the needed improvements of the contemporary Russian constitutionalism cannot be reached merely by revising the 1993 Russian Constitution, whatever revisions could be. Contrarily, the process of formation of value-enriched fundamentals of social transactions and the constitutionality of socio-political sphere are to be founded on the ground of moral basics of the Russian people which are able to become a source of achieving of the social solidarity, revival of a trust between people and government, maintain a firm basis for a complete implementation of the constitutional provisions and serve as a starting point for the whole legal modernization of Russia

Keywordsconstitutionalism, the Constitution, caretaking on people, arrangement of state, morality, human dignity, justice, bureaucratization, public authority, human rights
Publication date28.06.2021
Number of characters47085
100 rub.
When subscribing to an article or issue, the user can download PDF, evaluate the publication or contact the author. Need to register.

Number of purchasers: 2, views: 678

Readers community rating: votes 0

1. Avakian S.A. Constitutionalism and bureaucratization of public power // Herald of the Moscow Univ. Ser. 11 "Law". 2014. No. 1. P. 63, 64 (in Russ.).

2. Avakyan S.A. Russian constitutionalism: several theses on urgent tasks // Legal world. 2015. No. 2. P. 23, 24 (in Russ.).

3. Arutyunyan G.G. Modern constitutionalism: paradigms of reality and challenges // Modern constitutionalism: challenges and rospects: materials of the International scientific and practical conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg, November 14 - 15, 2013) / ed. by V.D. Zorkin, M., 2014. P. 33 (in Russ.).

4. Bondar N.S. "Eternal" constitutional ideals: how unchangeable are they in a changing world? // State and Law. 2020. No. 6. P. 20–34. DOI: 10.31857/S013207690009933-8 (in Russ.).

5. Bondar N.S. Judicial constitutionalism: doctrine and practice. 2nd ed., rev. M., 2016. P. 25, 44 (in Russ.).

6. Dobrynin N.M. Socialism, sociality and the social state: on the question of the correlation of concepts and meanings at the present stage of the constitutional arrangement of Russia // State and Law. 2018. No. 5. P. 18 - 29. DOI: 10.7868/S0132076918050025 (in Russ.).

7. Zorkin V.D. Crisis of trust and the state // Russian newspaper. 2009. 10 Apr. (in Russ.).

8. Zorkin V.D. Problems of constitutional and legal development of Russia (To the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation) // Modern constitutionalism: challenges and prospects: materials of the International scientific and practical conf. dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (Saint Petersburg, 14 - 15 November 2013) / ed. by V.D. Zorkin. M., 2014. P. 6 - 8 (in Russ.).

9. Putin expressed hope that the confidence of the Russians to power // Official Internet portal of JSC "Rosbusinessconsulting" //; 10.02.2021 (accessed: 15.03.2021) (in Russ.).

10. Reisner M.A. The state of the bourgeoisie and the RSFSR. M.; Pg., 1923. P. 221, 222 (in Russ.).

11. Solzhenitsyn A.I. How do we equip Russia? Feasible considerations // Komsomolskaya Pravda. Special issue. Brochure for newspaper. 1990. 18 Sept. (in Russ.).

12. Khimshiashvili P., Anisimova N. Peskov called the results of the vote "a triumphal referendum to Putin" // Official Internet portal of JSC "Rosbusinessconsulting" //; 02.07.2020 (accessed: 15.03.2021) (in Russ.).

13. Shulzhenko Yu. L., Vinogradova E.V., Krotkova N.V., Danilevskaya I.L. A quarter of a century of the Constitution of Russia: comprehension of experience (To the results of the All-Russian scientific Conference "XXV years of the Constitution of the Russian Federation: transformation of the paradigm of law in the civilizational development of mankind") // State and Law. 2019. No. 3. P. 17 - 26. DOI: 10.31857/S013207690004421-5 (in Russ.).

14. Einstein A. Why socialism? URL: (accessed: 15.03.2021) (in Russ.).

Система Orphus