Day of the Constitution of Russia - from the emperor to the president
Her Majesty the Constitution!
Before we make a brief excursion into the history of the Constitution Day of Russia, it is worth mentioning about the very "culprit of the celebration." The Constitution of the Russian Federation is the most important state code of laws and regulations, having the highest legal force and having a direct effect on all people. Its influence spreads throughout Russia.
The very first actual constitution of our country appeared even in tsarist Russia 107 years ago! Yes, you all correctly counted - in 1906, even under Emperor Nicholas II.She appeared, roughly speaking, accidentally. The fact is that the emperor issued two manifestos on the law and order in the state, on the basis of which amendments were made to the basic laws of the state of the Russian Empire, which gave them a constitutional form. In general, during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, 6 constitutions were adopted in Russia! It should be noted that during this time a great number of amendments were made to the code of laws. Incidentally, one of the last is the six-year term of the presidency of Russia. Apparently, it is somehow symbolically connected with the number of constitutions adopted ...
Birthday of the current Russian code of laws - December 12, 1993. Since that time our country has officially commemorated one of its state festive events - the Constitution Day of Russia, that is, the pledge of democracy in our country.It is a document of direct impact on all spheres of our life; ideally, everyone should know it in perfection, in order to be not only civilized, but also in order to improve the quality of one's own life.
The most important volume of the constitution in our country is the one on which the elected president of Russia puts his hand during the swearing of the oath at the inauguration ceremony. He is kept in the main (presidential) library of the country - in the Kremlin. This book is made of red leather with a very thin binding, with an embossed gold inscription "The Constitution of the Russian Federation" and an overhead silver coat of arms. Every self-respecting citizen of the country must have his own copy of this document!
How is the Constitution Day in Russia. Celebrating Abroad
There was a time when the Constitution Day of Russia, celebrated on December 12, was considered a holiday day off, but nine years ago the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted some amendments to the RF Labor Code, in connection with which this day was still a holiday, but not a weekend.
Today, the Constitution Day of the Russian Federation is held in the format adopted by most other countries, where, by the way, it is also not a day off!
Our compatriots living abroad do not forget about their homeland, they also celebrate the Constitution Day of Russia. Particularly devoted patriots conduct various actions, among which - the distribution of ribbons with the colors of the flag of Russia, as well as information programs about this holiday.
On the Constitution Day of Russia, every citizen of our country - from a small child to a pensioner - must feel his direct involvement in the formation of a civilized and democratic society, translating a bright and free future into life!