Viacheslav Volodin: those people in the Western states who criticize the amendments to the Constitution want Russia to be weak

Chairman of the State Duma told that on the TV programme “Time Will Tell” on Channel One. He commented on the European and US critical statements on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation supported by the majority of Russian citizens

“Such a reaction to the amendments is absolutely predictable. They want to our country to be weak, they want us to experience same problems as in the 1990s and late 1980s,” said Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia”

He added that such a reaction in the Western states is “another serious, strong argument […] and we follow the right course, we have done everything right”.

“Those introduced norms of the Constitution make our country stronger, so the chorus of critics has started the song again. They just do not want Russia to be a strong state and do not want people of our country to live better. They want us to experience problems, they want our country to be weak,” stressed the Chairman of the State Duma.

He recalled that Russia should be among top five strongest economies in the world, and changes to the Constitution will contribute to this. “We are entering a new phase — the phase of development,” added Viacheslav Volodin.