Who adopted the constitution of the Russian Federation?

Alexey Ganzenko
Alexey Ganzenko
March 11, 2013
Who adopted the constitution of the Russian Federation?

Forming the legal system of the Russian Federation, the current Constitution imposes on the President the duties of the head of state, proclaims him a defender of the Constitution, freedoms and rights of citizens, independence, sovereignty and integrity of the state. The President ensures the interaction and coordinated functioning of all authorities. When and who adopted the Constitution of the Russian Federation?

The country's main law was adopted by popular vote on 12. 12. 1993. The document was signed by B. N. Yeltsin. Over 58 million Russian citizens took part in the referendum (voting), which accounted for 54.8% of the total number of voters. The votes “for” were given by almost 33 million citizens, that is 58.4% of those who came to the polling stations. The concept of “nationwide voting” (instead of “referendum”) was used to circumvent the rule of the Referendum Act in effect at that time, according to which changes to the Constitution of the RSFSR could be made only with the approval of the majority of voters in the republic. The Constitution of the Russian Federation came into effect on the day its text was published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, that is, 25. 12. 1993.