Lesson Plan: Russia's System of Government and the Russian Constitution

Russian President Yeltsin and the Russian Constitution

Russian President Yeltsin spoke to the press about the 1993 election of the Russian Federal Assembly and the new Constitution.


In 1993, the Russian Federation adopted its constitution and abolished the Soviet system of government. A referendum was held which allowed citizens to vote on the new constitution. This lesson introduces the Russian constitution and the Russian system of government.


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  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Duma
  • Federal Assembly
  • Federation Council
  • Journalism
  • Kremlin
  • Media
  • Opposition Parties
  • Parliamentary System
  • Presidential System
  • Press
  • Referendum
  • Russia
  • State Duma
  • Vladimir Putin


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