The Russians will be given a copy of the Constitution upon the first receipt of a passport
Russians who receive a passport for the first time will be given a copy of the Constitution. The corresponding decree is published on the government website.
This decision will affect both 14-year-old citizens of the Russian Federation who receive their first passport, and foreigners who have adopted Russian citizenship.
As emphasized in the press service of the government, this “will increase the level of patriotic education and will contribute to a careful and respectful attitude towards the state symbols of Russia.”
The new measure will take effect on July 1.
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to hand over a copy of the Constitution along with a passport in the summer of 2020 . Less than a month earlier, amendments were passed to the country’s basic law, significantly expanding presidential powers and allowing Putin himself to remain in office until 2036.