2020-03-02 18:42:00

President's amendment to Russian Constitution includes reference to God

Moscow, March 2, Interfax - Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters on Monday about the wording of a president-submitted constitutional amendment that includes a reference to God.

"The Russian Federation, which has a millennia-long history and safeguards the memory of the forefathers who passed the ideals and faith in God to us, as well as the continuity of the development of the Russian state, shall be recognized as historically developed state unity," Volodin said.

One of the amendments submitted by the Russian president on Monday in the run-up to the second reading of the bill on changes to the Constitution defines marriage as a union of a man and woman, State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy said.