Western media appreciate Putin’s proposals to amend the Russian Constitution

On January 15, 2020, Russian leader Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with an annual Message in which he proposed a number of amendments to the country's Constitution. Western media immediately drew attention to the speech of the President of Russia.

So, according to the British newspaper Guardian, Putin’s proposed amendments to the Russian Constitution may significantly limit the powers of the next president. This will happen if Putin decides not to be re-elected in the next presidential election in 2024.

At the same time, another British publication, Independent, called Putin's initiatives "sensational." The British estimate that Putin spent almost an hour discussing the welfare of Russians during his speech economics Russia as a whole. According to the publication, these are “obvious acupuncture points”.

In its turn, the American newspaper Washington Post considered the proposals voiced by Putin “large-scale changes”.

We remind you that in his Message, which Putin wrote personally, he paid serious attention to demographic a problem (offering to give mothercapital from the first-born and to pay off the mortgage for the third child) and nationalization elites (proposing to legislate requirements for individuals who hold positions critical to ensuring security and sovereignty).
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 16 January 2020 08: 52
    More than 11 years ago, in November 2008, Putin approved the “Concept for the Long-Term Socio-Economic Development of Russia until 2020”, known as the “Strategy 2020”. Over the course of several years, 21 working groups worked on the development of the program. The groups included over a thousand experts, another 400 experts participated in the work in the regions. For the development of the program, dozens of specialists received orders, medals, etc. In March 2012, the authors presented a final report on more than 800 pages, suggesting Russia's transition to a post-industrial development model by 2020 and a GDP growth of at least 5% per year.
  2. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 16 January 2020 08: 54
    Hurry, you make people laugh! The message, combined with the resignation of the entire government, provides great food for thought. And much will become clearer as it forms. In the meantime, mostly speculation and fiction, and in a hurry.
  3. Osiris Offline Osiris
    Osiris (Osiris) 16 January 2020 13: 14
    Changes in the Constitution and in the functions of the State Duma, the Federation Council, and the State Council are being made in order to limit the powers of the future President as much as possible. Thus, even if the people choose someone "their own", they will not be able to change anything in the country radically. Today's power is an octopus that will be everywhere. And comrade Mishustin was appointed to carry out unpopular reforms. He is a technical premier. How did these people get it.
  4. Alles-51 Offline Alles-51
    Alles-51 (Alexander) 17 January 2020 14: 05
    All this is unexpected, although it has long been expected: Vladimir has finally entered the decisive battle because of the prime minister’s screen! And right away - a massive attack on the MOST pain points, especially on the painful problems of the semi-colonial Constitution. It is so pleasant that I lived to this most important moment of Russian modern history! ..
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