The United States Constitution And The Constitution Of Russia

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Upon consideration, one would imagine that the United States of America’s constitution and the constitution of Russia would not be very similar. Due to the fact that the two nations are around 5,000 miles apart or even the fact that the Unites States Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787, and Russia’s Constitution was ratified on December 12, 1993, a 206 year difference. Despite these facts, if one were to dig deeper into the Russian’s constitution, the many resemblances within the United States constitution begin to surface. However, due to the fact that the Constitutions were written 206 years apart, the political problems and traditions that the two nations were facing during development of these constitutions were extremely…show more content…
Both constitutions established a federal government that is governed and ran by three independent branches of government; the executive, the legislative and the judicial. Both nations also share the check and balance systems ensuring that the branches do not overpower one another. The legislative branch of the Russian nation is composed of a bicameral federal assembly, consisting of a upper and lower house of government that is formed by the State Duma and the Federation council. This is similar to our two house bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. In both countries, the upper house consists of two representatives that come from each state or region and the lower house consists of representatives that are elected by popular ballot. The head of the state, the presidents of both nations, holds the power of the executive branch. The executive branch is granted the powers to grant pardons, appoint Ambassadors, as well as ministers, and can also appoint officers. The president’s power goes further into detail in Article 2, section 2 and 3. As well as with Russia’s Article 83 – 93 in their constitution. Russia’s executive branch’s goal is to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, as well as its integrity and
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