We, the multinational people of the Russian Federation, united by a common fate on our land, establishing human rights and freedoms, civic peace and accord, preserving the historically established state unity, proceeding from the universally recognized principles of equality and self-determination of peoples, revering the memory of ancestors who have conveyed to us the love for the Fatherland, belief in the good and justice, reviving the sovereign statehood of Russia and asserting the firmness of its democratic basic, striving to ensure the well-being and prosperity of Russia, proceeding from the responsibility for our Fatherland before the present and future generations, recognizing ourselves as part of the world community, adopt the CONSTITUTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
First Section. Main Provisions
Chapter 1. The Fundamentals of the Constitutional System (Art. 1-16)
Chapter 2. Rights and Freedoms of Man and Citizen (Art. 17-64)
Chapter 3. The Federal Structure (Art. 65-79)
Chapter 4. The President of the Russian Federation (Art. 80-93)
Chapter 5. The Federal Assembly (Art. 94-109)
Chapter 6. The Government of the Russian Federation (Art. 110-117)
Chapter 7. Judicial Power (Art. 118-129)
Chapter 8. Local Self-government (Art. 130-133)
Chapter 9. Constitutional Amendments and Review of the Constitution (Art. 134-137)
Second Section. Concluding and Transitional Provisions
The Constitution of the Russian Federation (was Adopted at National Voting on December 12, 1993)
The Constitution came into force on the day of its official publication.
The text of the Constitution was published in Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper as of December 25, 1993.