Past and future of the new Russia to be discussed at Yeltsin Forum

The international conference – called "25 Years of New Russian Statehood: What Did Those Years Give the Country and Society? What Lies Ahead?" – will be held at the President Hotel in Moscow on Dec. 16.

The event will discuss the results of 25 years of state-building in Russia and its prospects, as well as give a forecast for the development of basic constitutional values in the future. The organizer of the event is the Boris N. Yeltsin Presidential Center.

The Fourth Yeltsin Forum is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which has become a key political and legal as well as moral and spiritual document, setting ideological and institutional guiding lines for the new Russia. The adoption of the new constitution in 1993 consolidated this process and opened a new chapter in Russia's history.

The conference will discuss the following questions:

  • How Russia has changed in 25 years, what constructive work has been done, and what urgent tasks need to be accomplished for the development of the constitutional principles of Russian statehood and culture
  • What factors determine the aggravation of Russia's contradictory process of making a historic choice in 2015
  • What the dominance of "traditional religions" has given to Russian statehood;
  • To what extent constitutional principles work in today's environment and what is needed to be done to assert them
  • Russian statehood and the Constitution of the Russian Federation over the next 25 years – to what extent the Russian Constitution and its principles will contribute to the development of the country in the future.

Date of the conference: December 16, 2015, from 10.00 to 14.30.

Address: Moscow, President Hotel, 24 Ul. B. Yakimanka

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