Putin: Constitutional Changes Will Ban Russians With Dual Citizenship & Foreign Residence From Power
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Putin: Constitutional Changes Will Ban Russians With Dual Citizenship & Foreign Residence From Power

January 22, 2020


We can move towards this goal only with the active participation of society, our citizens and, of course, intense and productive work of all branches and levels of government, the potential of which should be expanded. In this regard, I would like to spend a moment discussing state structure and domestic policy, which are defined by the Fundamental Law of our country – the Constitution of the Russian Federation. I keep getting these questions all the time, including at the most recent annual news conference. Clearly, we cannot but agree with those who say that the Constitution was adopted over 25 years ago amidst a severe internal political crisis and the state of affairs has completely overturned since then. Thank goodness, there is no more armed confrontation in the capital or a hotbed of international terrorism in the North Caucasus. Despite a number of acute unsolved problems that we talked about today, the socioeconomic situation has stabilised, after all. Today some political public associations are raising the issue of adopting a new Constitution I want to answer straight off: I believe there is no need for this. Potential of the 1993 Constitution is far from being exhausted and I hope that pillars of our constitutional system, rights and freedoms will remain the foundation of strong values for Russian society for decades to come. In the meantime, statements regarding changes to the Constitution have already been made. And I find it possible to express my view and propose a number of constitutional amendments for discussion, amendments that, in my opinion, are reasonable and important for the further development of Russia as a rule-of-law welfare state where citizens’ freedoms and rights, human dignity and wellbeing constitute the highest value. Firstly, Russia can be and can remain Russia only as a sovereign state. Our nation’s sovereignty must be unconditional. We have done a great deal to achieve this. We restored our state’s unity. We have overcome the situation when certain powers in the government were essentially usurped by oligarch clans. Russia has returned to international politics as a country whose opinion cannot be ignored. We created powerful reserves, which multiplies our country’s stability and capability to protect its citizens’ social rights and the national economy from any attempts of foreign pressure. I truly believe that it is time to introduce certain changes to our country’s main law, changes that will directly guarantee the priority of the Russian Constitution in our legal framework. What does it mean? It means literally the following: requirements of international law and treaties as well as decisions of international bodies can be valid on the Russian territory only to the point that they do not restrict the rights and freedoms of our people and citizens and do not contradict our Constitution. Second, I suggest formalising at the constitutional level the obligatory requirements for those who hold positions of critical significance for national security and sovereignty. More precisely, the heads of the constituent entities, members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, the prime minister and his/her deputies, federal ministers, heads of federal agencies and judges should have no foreign citizenship or residence permit or any other document that allows them to live permanently in a foreign state. The goal and mission of state service is to serve the people, and those who enter this path must know that by doing this they inseparably connect their lives with Russia and the Russian people without any assumptions and allowances. Requirements must be even stricter for presidential candidates. I suggest formalizing a requirement under which presidential candidates must have had permanent residence in Russia for at least 25 years and no foreign citizenship or residence permit and not only during the election campaign but at any time before it too. I know that people are discussing the constitutional provision under which one person cannot hold the post of the President of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms. I do not regard this as a matter of principle, but I nevertheless support and share this view.

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  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin: I suggest formalizing at the constitutional level the obligatory requirements for those who hold positions of critical significance for national security and sovereignty. More precisely, the heads of the constituent entities, members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, the prime minister and his/her deputies, federal ministers, heads of federal agencies and judges should have no foreign citizenship or residence permit or any other document that allows them to live permanently in a foreign state.
    The goal and mission of state service is to serve the people, and those who enter this path must know that by doing this they inseparably connect their lives with Russia and the Russian people without any assumptions and allowances.
    Requirements must be even stricter for presidential candidates. I suggest formalizing a requirement under which presidential candidates must have had permanent residence in Russia for at least 25 years and no foreign citizenship or residence permit and not only during the election campaign but at any time before it too.
    I know that people are discussing the constitutional provision under which one person cannot hold the post of the President of the Russian Federation for more than two consecutive terms. I do not regard this as a matter of principle, but I nevertheless support and share this view.
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  2. This is the best thing Putin has done for his people. I have always hoped that this kind of legislation would be made by Russian leadership to prevent the western Satanists from infiltrating the Russian establishment with their CIA trained proxies and destabilize and break up the country. Now, the Satanists are in shock because Putin has effectively secured Russia as a sovereign state. Long live Russia federation.

  3. Putin should also look upon the Russian declining population and large displacement of people, and should focus on jobs.

  4. Can someone catch me up with this..??
    So I was born in Russia and moved to American when I was 9, I am now 21. So does this mean I can’t go back to my country? I am American citizen and I own a Russian passport that expires in 10 years.
    Help!

  5. Putin making Russia great again. We need sovereign nation's governed by strong constitutions. We have Google and Facebook oligarchs trying to destroy America and the world.

  6. Long live Mr President Vladimir Putin and Russian federation 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺 💖💖💖👍👍👍👏👏👏

  7. If Trump implements a law like this with his presidential super powers as fast as the Iran Bombings… Then he will have landslide victor in 2020.
    Though on the contrary, USA is run by corporations and corporates… It will put a loophole for Corporations to install a puppet yes-man/yes-lady/yes-non binary to mould society and according to their profitable vision.

  8. This is best and a great move..ban dual citizenship..otherwise your country end up being like some other country..

  9. Hope for strong and independent Russia with happy free citizens.. Hope more cooperation with my country Denmark in the future.
    Hope to visit Russia in the future with peace. Slava

  10. For Mr Vladimir Putin:
    In Europe, and to some degree in the USA, liberals are replacing law with ideology. So it means that existing law or constitution is disobeyed as if it did not exist. So it starts requiring new laws to enforce existing laws, new laws to make existing crimes to be enforced as crimes, to make a law to enforce existing law. It is insane.

    What is the problem with that? The problem is that without law, ordinary people start to obey the company or school or institution they attend, and that makes a coup or a crime not being recognized as such because ideologists take precedence. It means China or Russia leader may face some aerious risks if liberals are allowed to spread their ways.

    Currently legally undefined ideological crimes are sending people to jail. One of these days they may attempt a coup on Russia and China.

    Remember the previous position liberals in power had against Russia and China. There is not much time as liberals may want to bend US to their knees and when that happen, Russia and China go next, and Mr Xi and Mr Putin may look like the next Ghaddafi in the eyes of liberals. Here is the real danger of liberalism. Someone with the power of money wants the political power you have. And they are using ideology as a tool.

    A country without law is not a nation anymore. Law without enforcement is void. The power of money will displace you. If USA falls in the hands of liberals, they will control money and China and Russia will be only municipalities with an army. IMF will turn your nation int the next Somalia. There is a game where these globalists will need your power and a new world war to hide their crimes and destroy evidence like they did in WWII. It is not anymore a geopolitical game between nations. Dig deeper and you will find liberals and globalists are a threat to you. Their moves are slow but the final effect is terrible for everyone.

  11. I wish Ireland implemented this law. Varadkar is an utter gobshite brought in on a PC agenda with no concentration on improving the country. Respect to Putin for implementing and safe guarding Russia.

  12. Keep it up Chief. Way to go… You're setting best governing standards that ONLY a Bhartiya can & will match & set even higher standards in present times for Bhaarat-wasis.
    Jai Hind

  13. Russia’s poor and weak still using conscripts and outdated Cold War junk there a joke putins a cunt fuck Russia 🤣🖕🇷🇺💩

  14. A Wiseman indeed. No more Israeli passports or Western residential permits for thiefs and traitors in government position. infiltration at the highest level minimised.

  15. American Russian and Canadian individuals you might want to watch this video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJhKjMU7RcA

  16. Bravo! Uncle Putin.😎😘
    P.S. In India we call every male above 50 as uncle and every female above 50 as aunt. This excludes our parents.This is our tradition.

  17. 25 years is a whole alot from my standpoint… What if the person had work outside of Russia and returned to Russia to lead …. 10 years is more acceptable…

  18. This is highly unlikely – the majority of Russia's individuals with power have dual citizenship and a lot of illegally owned property abroad.

  19. "Requirements of international law and treaties as well as decisions of international bodies can be valid on the Russian territory only to the point that they DO NOT RESTRICT THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF OUR PEOPLE AND CITIZENS and do not contradict our Constitution."

    Do you realize the enormity of this declaration? I can see the Rotschilds and their ilk who have imposed untold misery onto countless countries through their control on the International Financial System shaking in their Italian leather shoes! It means that Russia will not be subject to their laws if it interferes with the well-being of the Russian People, like it does now in so many countries where people have been impoverished and maintained into slavery (the example of Greece comes to mind, but it applies to every single country whose finances are controlled by foreign entities such as the US-controlled IMF)

    It's 1776 all over again, except this time the Vanguard of Freedom is Russia <3

    Let's hope this message reaches every one in the world, that we can and must rebel against this tyranny!

  20. I, we, us, as a person can be wrong.
    From the years of comments regarding Russia, we the global peoples are not wrong.

    Russia is for Russians. More importantly, the world is gravitating towards Russia more than ever.

  21. Mother Russian empire to lick our wounded but to come back later to start a band hahaha, and promise not to kill each other hahaha hahaha, mother and I miss our bears the crazy shit you say,we have nothing you we can't describe you haha you are a gift.

  22. Russia is preparing for 3rd w.w. We all need system withouth carrier politicians and state withouth taxation or at least state withouth direct taxation. But west is so corupt it can not change. 2032.95 pik of the west. Pik of Russia 2038. Low of cycle of war 2039. For mismanagement of west economies politicians will tell the Russians are quilty and boom. Everything thats consume taxation cant go above 5 percent of gdp.

  23. Putin know what's going on. If European (and other) countries implemented this, we wouldn't have Soros and CIA agents messing with their countries.

  24. Folks
    Apocalyptic times are near

    Trump was elected to shit on the average American citizens
    For a strong reason

    The republicans are fighting to secure their own pass to safety

  25. The US needs to pass an amendment like this as well.
    We need to ban foreign nationals from working in the defense industry while we're at it, particularly the Chinese.

  26. I see many false smiles for the camera. I cannot believe government employees live in another country other than that which they serve. Perhaps these people should seek jobs within the country they live. If I found out British M.P's and A.M's working on behalf of the people actually lived in another country then I would want them dismissed for simply taking the piss. Obviously they do not want the job, just it's benefits. Russian citizens are fortunate that President Putin is working so hard for a better Russia and picking up the slack of the absent holiday makers that have the cheek to live outside of Russia. I always thought Russians were hard workers. It seems some have lived out of Russia so long they see Russia as a second home, not primary. I have faith in Mr Putin. He has proved himself time over and is actually making a difference. He will do what is best for Russia in the bigger picture. Nobody is forcing him to be president. He is so because he has seen things he wants to change simply for the better of Russia. He could easily retire and did not need the money or ego boost. He is simply the best man for the job and is nobodys fool… I commend his bravery. No doubt the changes will rattle the old ways. The 3 stooges that turned in unison, few other older men and some posh looking womens reactions spoke volumes, naturally remembering the cameras.

  27. I cannot believe he came up with something like this… I salute him and his background team!. This is by far the most ultimate master plan to look after Russian wellness even after he is gone. I truly respect Vladimir Putin and his vision! Mongolia is always beside you!!!

  28. Has anyone connected the dots yet? Jews gain a lot of power in Germany & undermine German society. These powerful Jews flee to the US before the Nazis can get to them because they hold the means to do so. These Jews, & eventually their descendants, set up ranks in the US & do to the US what they did to Germany. History repeats itself….

  29. I wish we had subtitle on this beautiful speech. God Bless Putin & his people. this means Russia First. Lucky Russian that have a leader like Putin. this is a lesson to learn for American. wake up people

  30. In the Philippines, people with dual citizenship cannot run for office.. They should renounce first their allegiance with the other country

  31. So what happens to America if they have law like this? I assume every immigrant would be kick out? Including all white people of all races. Happy day for the Indian community! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  32. I believe that in Canada, we also have people of dual citizenship, and after acquiring dual citizenship move back to their home country collecting Canadian benefits, health and old age pensions.etc. I like what Mr. Vladimer Putin has to offer his people. I have reason to believe that Mr. Putin is probably one of the best presidents of Russia of all times, that's my opinion. Господин Путин. Вы сегодня лучшие для России.

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  34. Russian President Putin!! We support you here in Philippines.. Our President Duterte is doing exactly what you are doing right now against oligarchs.

  35. If I'm not mistaken, a lot of other countries in the world already have these requirements in place. And decades ago. It is palpable to see those rules not in place in Russia.

  36. I think he is NOT banning foreings from getting elected, but making sure they are "all in" for russia, like you could bee a foreing, have your russian citizenship, but in order to have a public office you must resing your older nationality and dont have any residence permit, also for president you must live in russia without any of the aboves for at least 25 years
    But in reality it doesn't assures anything, since if you are corrupt you could strake a deal and then move to any other country after you are done, im sure they will.give you the necessary documentation as a thanking

  37. President Putin and Donald Trump are the 2 best Presidents the world has seen for several decades. Both men trying to look after their own countries as a head of governance should do, UNLIKE britland where a policy of rob the white Englishman to buy votes from criminals and ethnics is the norm. I sure hope that Vladimir doesnt retire in 2024.
    The world will be a far less safe & enjoyable place without his great understanding and leadership skills..

  38. I think there is an important detail that has slipped away in the translation. The discussion about the number of terms the President is allowed to be elected for is about should it be two consecutive terms or two terms at all, regardless of what was between them. The legal way for Putin to be elected for his third and fourth term was that in the actual text of the Constitution, it's two consecutive terms, so when Medvedev took the post in 2008 and was the President for one term, Putin was allowed to be elected again for two terms. This single word is in fact a very simple trick that can be used to be in power pretty much for a lifetime (just push your loyal man to the post every third term, and then you're welcome again). When Putin says that he "supports this view", it's actually about removing the word consecutive from the Constitution, so that every person could be elected only two times, period. So he in fact deliberately limits the power of the President and removes ways to usurp the office.

  39. a nation's unity/ sovereignty will have meaning only when it's fundamental principles are not compromised, which gave that nation identity and purpose in this world. direct foreign presence is not necessary to ruin a system, some liberty/ slack provided in the system itself can help external forces to influence it (using "similar minded" from the system).

  40. CZAR DICTATOR PUTIN HAS ENRICHED HIMSELF AS RULER FOR 21 YEARS HE HAS HIS KGB INNER CIRCLE AND OLIGARCH ADVISORS. PUTIN HAS MADE HIMSELF FILTHY RICH STEALING FROM RUSSIAN OIL AND GAS COMPANIES AND CONFISCATING WEALTH OF RUSSIAN OLIGARCH. PUTIN HAS ISSUED NEW LAWS WHICH HE HAS GREATLY BENEFITTED FROM HE IS A CUNNING SERPENT.

  41. I think some Russians don’t really know how influential and powerful Putin is in international community. I don’t support socialism but Putin with power is essential in putting the west in check. Furthermore I don’t think any order Putin successor would be respected as much as Putin.

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