Russians vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

Jul 1: Russian Embassy in New Delhi opened polling station No. 8099, which allowed Russian citizens living in the Indian capital, as well as officials and employees of the Russian representations and their family members to take part in the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Consulates General of Russia in India established polling stations in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

As President of Russia Vladimir Putin noted, “We are going to vote for the country where we want to live, with cutting-edge education and healthcare, a reliable system of social protection and an effective government accountable to the people”. According to him, we rely on the values that keep us together – respect for people of labour, senior citizens, our families and children, their health as well as moral and
spiritual education.

“This is a vote for the future of our country, for tomorrow of the Russian Federation” said Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of Russia to India. The amendments to the provisions related to the federal structure, the President, Parliament, the Government, the judiciary and the prosecutor’s office, and Local Government.

If the amendments are adopted, the Constitution for the first time will also mention marriage as the union of a man and a woman, faith in God. It is proposed to fix the status of the State Council. The Russian nation will be called the state-forming (on the language principle).