The foreign Ministry assessed the significance of the amendments to the Constitution for the foreign policy of Russia
Amendments to the Constitution will strengthen the foundations of Russian foreign policy aimed at strengthening international security, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"I want to say that the amendments to the Constitution, which received such a powerful endorsement of our voters will no doubt strengthen the foundations of our foreign policy, working to strengthen international security, in search of collective solutions to existing problems. And the fact that we will in the future, to have stronger balance, a clearer line between our domestic laws, constitutional requirements and unfair attempts by some bodies to interpret international law so that these interpretations are inconsistent with the provisions of our Constitution, our constitutional law, I think it's too long overdue step that we're talking about openly," he said in an interview with "Duma TV".
"There are no surprises, and I think the vast majority of members of the international community with great respect for our decisions," he said.
Voting on amendments to the basic law was held from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million). They entered into force on 4 July.