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What similarity between the US Constitution and Russia?

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kguidry39 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM via web

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What similarity between the US Constitution and Russia?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM (Answer #1)

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One of the major differences between the two is that the Russian Constitution (the 1993 version) was adopted by a referendum vote by the entire population while the US Constitution was ratified by conventions in each state.

Both documents outline a federal system of government with a heavily concentrated central power augmented by certain responsibilities and authority being delegated to the states for control.

Another difference is that the Bill of Rights is a separate document later added to the US Constitution but a section within the Russian Constitution addresses the idea of the rights of people.

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