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The Russian Constitution: What it Means Today?

Armenian Journal of Poltical Science. 2015. No. 1. P. 49-77.

In the broad context of national and international legal, philosophical and constitutional experience, the author reconstructs the historical significance of the Russian Constitution of 1993,, analysing its basic principles and dynamic cycles of their realisation in the Post-Soviet period . His interpretation of the contradiction between legal norms and political practices is based on important recent empirical investigations and demonstrates the unstable balance between democratic and authoritarian tendencies in contemporary Russia. The article investigates the main areas of constitutional dysfunctions, and possible strategies and technologies for further constitutional modernisation.