The current Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted by national referendum on December 12,1993. Russias constitution came into force on December 25,1993, at the moment of its official publication, the current Constitution is the most long-lived in the history of Russia, except for Stalins constitution. The 1993 Constitutional Conference was attended by over 800 participants, sergei Alexeyev, Sergey Shakhray and sometimes Anatoly Sobchak are considered as co-authors of the constitution. The text of the constitution was inspired by Mikhail Speranskys constitutional project, a constitutional referendum was held in Russia on 12 December 1993. Of all registered voters,58,187,755 people participated in the referendum, of those,32,937,630 voted for adoption of the Constitution. It replaced the previous Soviet-era Constitution of April 12,1978 of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the constitution is divided into two sections
Presidential copy of the Constitution.
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