11 Dec 2023 19:46

Russia does not need new Constitution, but there will be ad hoc changes - Medvedev

MOSCOW. Dec 11 (Interfax) - A new constitution may be needed in the event of major societal changes such as a revolution, for example, but Russia does not need this, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev said.

"There is no need for a new Constitution yet, in my view. Yes, there could be a situation where social changes are so serious as to require the adoption of not even a new version of the Constitution [or] individual amendments, but a new Constitution. But right now there are no such conditions, nor will there be, I hope," Medvedev said at a meeting with schoolchildren and students on Monday.

As a rule, such conditions arise as a consequence of a "revolution, and we don't need revolution. As it is customary to say, we exhausted our limit for revolutions in the 20th century," he said.

"But there certainly will be ad hoc changes to the Constitution... It will be built upon. But [as for] a new Constitution, it seems to me that there is no point in discussing one yet," Medvedev said.