Constitution of Russia
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The current Constitution of the Russian Federation (Конституция Российской Федерации) was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993 replacing the previous Soviet-era Constitution of April 12, 1978 of Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic following the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
 Declaration of Adoption
"We, the multinational people of the Russian Federation, united by a common fate on our land, establishing human rights and freedoms, civic peace and accord, preserving the historically established state unity, proceeding from the universally recognized principles of equality and self-determination of peoples, revering the memory of ancestors who have conveyed to us the love for the Fatherland, belief in the good and justice, reviving the sovereign statehood of Russia and asserting the firmness of its democratic basic, striving to ensure the well-being and prosperity of Russia, proceeding from the responsibility for our Fatherland before the present and future generations, recognizing ourselves as part of the world community, adopt the Constitution of the Russian Federation."
The constitution is divided into two sections.
 Section One
- Fundamentals of the Constitutional System
- Rights and Liberties of Man and Citizen
- Russian Federation
- President of the Russian Federation
- Federal Assembly
- Government of the Russian Federation
- Local Self-Government
- Constitutional Amendments and Revisions
 Section Two
 See also
 External links
- In Russian - The Constitution on the official Russian Government's website
- English Translation
- A site in Russian, English, Deutsch, Français about the Constitution