“No country has done more in 17 years”: the French on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

New amendments to the Constitution were presented in the Parliament of the Russian Federation, writes the French-language European newspaper 20 Minutes.

The publication indicates that the innovations include the inclusion of provisions on “faith in God” and the mention that marriage is a union of a man and a woman, and the new edition prohibits the transfer of part of the territory of Russia to foreign states, making any such calls or actions illegal.

To accept these changes, a “popular vote” must be organized on April 22, the outline of which is still unclear

- noted in the media report.

A note on the new Basic Law of the Russian Federation was actively commented on by French readers. As always in such cases, opinions turned out to be very emotional and extremely polar. Comments are given selectively, although it is worth noting the excessive dominance of the topic of protection / infringement of the rights of homosexuals, which has little in common with the essence of the real constitutional process.

What do you think is the basis for the current prosperity of Russia? Just shameless exploitation of natural resources unceremoniously extracted from Russian soil and subsoil. For example, there are cut down taiga forests. All this is implicated in widespread corruption, led by Putin. Russia is a very fragile empire.

That is, evil Russians exploit their resources, and good Americans sell us shale gas and beef-infused beef under transatlantic agreements, right?

This is better than in France, which more and more resembles a trash can.

"Belief in God," "gay marriage is forbidden." This is crazy, this is the return to the Middle Ages [...]

Marriage between a man and a woman is the basis of our civilization, homosexuality is a sexual attraction and has nothing to do with the concept of marriage between two complementary beings who are responsible for the continuity of the human race.

Putin raised the state in just 20 years since the time of Yeltsin, which Westerners admired so much [...] Russia is not a paradise, but Russians eat ordinary food, not snow.

Today, despite the sanctions, per capita alcohol consumption drops every year, young people drink as much as their French peers. The life expectancy curve increased from 64 years in 2000 to 72 years in 2017. I believe that no other country in the world has done more in 17 years. But Russia is increasingly turning to China, and Europe will lose a colossal market, and not vice versa.

Fortunately, I don’t think that there are many French fans of Putin: they understood who this character was, who, moreover, was forced to carry out a painful pension reform for the Russians.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 March 2020 15: 41
    I really like the local headers:

    ... the French on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

    Interestingly, in France, as solemnly and with a sense of the unprecedented importance of what is written, as the ultimate truth, they quote readers' comments on any issue, for example, on "Reporter", under the heading: "Russians about ........ . "?
  2. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 6 March 2020 18: 31
    Oh, these Frenchmen can perform such praises. Only then when it is really visible how many assets are withdrawn to France and acquired. For such injections of money every morning on the Cote d'Azur, the Russian Anthem should be performed and sung - God save the Tsar.
  3. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 6 March 2020 18: 46
    17 years of degradation! And as for alcohol, the majority buy excise taxes from Kazakhstan or the Caucasus, and many drive themselves, and the majority smoke cigarettes, too, left Belarusian excise taxes!
    1. Vyacheslav Moscow 6 March 2020 19: 40
      Recently, less and less smoking people are found on the streets of Moscow. Looks like the squabs have problems with smuggling cigarettes to Russia.
  4. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 6 March 2020 20: 17
    I did not understand the headline. 17 years since what time? Since 1991? Or since 2000? I always knew that any capstran has suspicion that it is an exception. And on this basis, people are crushed that they are the best in the world. That is, ordinary nationalism and chauvinism.
  5. Dance Offline Dance
    Dance (Dance Clerk) 7 March 2020 05: 04
    We don’t know how to get rid of this ... in the Kremlin! Let them take it to themselves. We’ll also pay you. Tired of Russia from his thief.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 7 March 2020 09: 24
      Navalner and Sobchak, but the Gudkovs and Yashchin will take money for an extra charge?
  6. terrykoh Offline terrykoh
    terrykoh (Dmitriy) 7 March 2020 09: 17
    A note on the new Basic Law of the Russian Federation was actively commented on by French readers.

    Maybe it’s enough to pay attention already - and what is being written about us in the West! Not tired already? It’s better to worry and seriously worry - and what they think about it, and not only about it, Russians!
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 March 2020 09: 08
    As always: And what will they say over the hill ??? !!!!

    No really recognized people would be brought: Schwarzenegger, Seagal, Rastorguev, Glazunov, etc.