The main indicator of the stability of the state system in Russia is “what the president generally talked about,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin. To the question of whether there are indicators, upon reaching which it is possible to talk about overcoming the consequences of the collapse of the USSR and the 1990s, Peskov said that “you can certainly focus on a number of digital indicators.” When asked whether these indicators will be clarified, Peskov found it difficult to answer.
Peskov answered the question about the statement of President Vladimir Putin about the structure of Russia. “We have a lot, as they say, done on a live thread,” Putin said the day before. Journalists recalled that Putin used the same expression at the beginning of his first presidential term, and in 2011. After the collapse of the USSR, very little time passed in the historical context, and it was very little “for the full establishment, strengthening and cementing of the foundations of any state,” said Peskov. The adoption of amendments to the Constitution, he said, is an important step in this direction.
In June, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, when asked by Gazeta.ru about how the constitutional amendments would affect Russia, said that “Putin will be after Putin.” Volodin said that Putin has laid down a system on which “the next president will rely.” Voting on amendments allowing Putin to run for president again ended July 1. On July 3, the CEC signed a protocol on voting for amendments to the Constitution, the amendments were approved.