Kurginyan: Russian Constitution was adopted to ensure Yeltsin’s personal power

19.12.2019, Moscow.

The Russian Constitution was adopted in order to make natural resources privately-owned and to ensure Boris Yeltsin’s personal power, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on December 17 on the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.

The program participants discussed the history of how the Constitution of the Russian Federation was created as well as its meaning and concerns. They also considered the possibility of changing the country’s main law.

The program participants compared the Russian Constitution with the Constitution of the Soviet Union and with that of the USA. In particular, they talked about the article that outlines who can own natural resources.

 “The Constitution of the Russian Federation, unlike the Constitution of the USA, has a background. Natural resources had an owner, and giving them to another owner had to be allowed,” Kurginyan said.

According to the political scientist, the Constitution of the Russian Federation was designed to ensure “Yeltsin’s right to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, and with whomever he wants.” However, after he left and Vladimir Putin came in his place, the same Constitution was used for different purposes.

 “No one expected that it would transform into something else,” Kurginyan noted. In particular, the political scientist believes, in the so-called Putin period the main law of the Russian Federation was used “to ensure a certain harmonization between the public and the elite, a certain reasonable centralization, and a certain return to the sovereignty.”

According to the Constitution of Russia, the country’s land and other natural resources “can be in private, state, municipal, or other ownership.” The main law of the Russian Federation was adopted on December 12, 1993.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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