December 11, 2020 17:45 Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region
On the eve of Constitution Day, Vladimir Putin met with Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Zorkin, we regularly meet with the Constitutional Court judges on the eve of December 12 – Constitution Day. However, unfortunately, during the pandemic such large meetings are rare. Nonetheless, I would like to ask you to send my best wishes to the members of the Constitutional Court.
The Constitutional Court members are working hard, I know. You will be able to tell us about your activity during the past year. I would like to wish everyone all the best and especially good health – this is now most important and much needed – and I express my hope that we will continue our constructive work in the future because to some extent our functions – of the Constitutional Court and the President – coincide in some ways.
I am hoping for your support in the future in the realisation of the rights of citizens as part of your serious constitutional process – the observance, or, to be more precise, the interpretation of the norms of the Fundamental Law, which is being carried out by the Constitutional Court.
This is particularly relevant today in view of the recently passed amendments to the Constitution. Why? Because when it comes to, say, some areas of our activities, a need arises to clarify the new provisions, the amendments to the Constitution for the citizens and legal entities, to show the people – both civil society and our economic actors – what new opportunities and rights the citizens get following the amendments. This are overall major, massive efforts.
I want to finish with what I started. I congratulate you and all members of the Constitutional Court on this holiday – Constitution Day of the Russian Federation.
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