«Многонациональный народ» как формула конституции: история и перспективы.
The article shows that the formula "multinational people" appears later in the Soviet Constitutions. The formula "the historically established state unity" appears in the text of the current Constitution combined with the formula "the universally recognized principles of equality and self-determination of peoples." "People" here appear in the plural, as if they are nationalities. But generally recognized principle of self-determination is the principle of the free approval of statehood as a territorial and political unity, the old principle of the nation, which finds its full realization is in the state. Thus, the current Constitution contains provisions that could potentially be no less explosive than the more specific provisions of the Soviet constitution on the right to secession.