To the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation

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Abstract

In December 2018, the country celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Russian Constitution. The current (fifth) Constitution of Russia was adopted for the first time in the history of Russian constitutionalism by popular vote. Now there are many critics of the current Basic law of Russia, claiming its illegitimacy (citing as evidence the argument that the Constitution did not vote for almost half of the population) and even the anti-people character, citing the fact that eliminated the system of Councils, including the Congress of people's deputies. At the same time, opponents do not take into account that they can now freely criticize the current Basic law of the state without fear of repression. The Constitution of the Russian Federation fixed an important norm according to which the person, his rights and freedoms are the highest value (Art. 2). Chapter 2 of the Basic law is devoted entirely to the personal, political, socio-economic rights and freedoms of the individual. One of the main advantages of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is that both advanced ideas of liberal social and legal philosophy and communitarianism are woven into its text.

General Information

Journal rubric: Address to Readers

Article type: editorial note

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2018080401

For citation: Pimonov V.A. To the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2018. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1–3. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2018080401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Vladimir A. Pimonov, PhD in Law, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0006-4568-9720, e-mail: p_vlad70@mail.ru

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