Viacheslav Volodin: Russia’s strength is not oil and gas, but Vladimir Putin

The Chairman of the State Duma noted at a plenary meeting that today our President is perceived by other states as a person who effectively solves problems and manages to develop our country, and it explains badgering of Valentina Tereshkova, who introduced an amendment to the Constitution aimed to make Russia stronger
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin

Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast)
recalled that the day before members of the State Duma adopted amendments to the Constitution in the third reading. This decision of parliamentarians is being discussed in foreign states. The Chairman of the State Duma noted that other countries are not interested in the fact that “we gave concrete meaning to the norm of the social state in the Constitution”, “they do not support us and the decisions adopted by the President on transferring part of the President’s powers to the citizens of our country on the appointment of the Government, and the formation of the executive branch in the Russian Federation, when people will be able to solve this issue through with a help of their representatives in the Parliament and control the work of the Government through parliamentary control. ”

“They don’t think about the fact that we have protected the rights of citizens, our culture and history. They are bothered by one thing. This issue is related to the amendment of Valentina V. Tereshkova Tereshkova Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Valentina Vladimirovna
,” he said.

“They do not want our country to be strong,” stressed Viacheslav Volodin. “They see the development of our country in the fact that Vladimir V. Putin can still be elected President after 2024.”

“Today, Putin is perceived by other states as a person who effectively solves problems and manages to make our country stronger,” the Chairman of the State Duma said.

He emphasized that the initiative to give Vladimir Putin an opportunity to be re-elected after 2024 was made by Valentina Tereshkova, ”a person who devoted her whole life to the country.“ Viacheslav Volodin noted that immediately after the adoption of the amendment, a ”flagrant campaign against her and her family“ began.

“We must, I urge you to be decent, be patriots, be people who are aware that the attacks on Ms. Tereshkova are attacks on our country,” said Viacheslav Volodin. He noted that Valentina Tereshkova made a proposal that can make our country stronger.

“Let's agree, if there are no other opinions on this issue, there should be a consensus and each of us, no matter which party he or she represents, must do everything to overcome these attacks and resist them,” the Chairman of the State Duma addressed the parliamentarians.

Protecting their colleague from lies from abroad that are trying to destroy our country, the duty of deputies is to do everything to protect the truth, and that makes our country really stronger, the Chairman of the State Duma is convinced. He recalled that Stanislav Govorukhin Govorukhin Stanislav Sergeevich Govorukhin
Stanislav Sergeevich
, who in 2011 became the head of the election campaign office of Vladimir Putin, and in 2013 co-chaired the All-Russia People’s Front, had been the subject of the same slander.

“Today, facing the current challenges and the threats that exist in the world, oil and gas are not our advantages. As you can see, both oil and gas can fall in price. Our strength is Mr. Putin, and we must protect him,” stressed Viacheslav Volodin.