Constitutional Reforms in Russia

1 September 2022 - 31 December 2024 г.
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  • English

    course language

  • 5 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 5 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 2 credit points

    for credit at your university

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The course prepared by one of the best Russian experts in constitutional law will focus on political, economic and cultural dimensions of the Russian constitutional system. Historical background of constitutional reforms and today developments will be discussed, basing on concrete examples of these developments.


The course will both observe the specific of the Russian constitutional system in comparison to the other constitutional systems and penetrate into the key characteristics of the Russian constitution. Since adoption of the current Russian constitution of 1993 this constitutional system made a great evolution. The course will help to understand what ideas and concepts stand behind the Russian politics, both domestic and international, which principles lie in the basement of the legal framework for cultural, political and economic life of the Russian society. Foreigners and Russians see the Russian constitutional system in the «distorting mirror» of mass media; both of them need professional analysis of how the legal, governmental and economic systems are designed in Russia. The course will present this kind of analysis by a Russian scholar, familiar to contemporary development of constitutionalism in the world, who is able to present the view from inside Russia, but to position the Russian constitutional system in the a wide context of the world constitutionalism.


The course is taught completely online.


No prior experience required.

Course program

1. Introduction

2. Constitutional Exceptionalism: the Russian Case

3. Human Rights in Russia

4. Political System of Russia

5. Russian Constitutional Economics

Education results

On the finishing this course the students will:

1. make analysis of legislative and judicial acts, taken by Russian state authorities in the context of the Russian constitution, its main values and basic principles
2. to give expert assistance for interaction with the Russian government structures in a wide range of political and economic questions

1. the specific of the Russian constitution, Russian legal, political and economic system
2. the history of forming and development of the contemporary constitutional system of Russia

Have the capacity to:
1. better understand of political, economic and legal processes in Russia
2. make prognosis of the development of the Russian legislation and judicial practice, the reaction of the Russian state bodies to events in the world and to the decisions made by foreign states and international organizations

Formed competencies

УКБ-1. Способен осуществлять систематизированные поиск, сбор, структурирование, критический анализ и синтез необходимой информации, применять системный подход для решения поставленных задач.
УКБ-6. Способен воспринимать межкультурное разнообразие общества в социально-историческом, этическом и философском контекстах.
ПКП-2. Способен применять нормативные правовые акты, реализовывать нормы материального и процессуального права в профессиональной деятельности.
ПКП-3. Способен юридически правильно квалифицировать факты и обстоятельства;
ПКП-6. Способен толковать различные правовые акты.

Education directions

Отзывы о курсе

Белов Сергей Александрович

Кандидат юридических наук
Position: декан юридического факультета, заведующий кафедрой конституционного права, доцент кафедры конституционного права, директор НИИ проблем государственного языка

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