The head of Kalmykia Batu Hasikov wanted to change the steppe Code (Constitution) of the Republic. He stated in a video recorded in Republic Day, it is published on page Hasikov in “Vkontakte”.

In his address Hasikov said that the steppe Code, adopted in 1994, should “conform to the logic of the modern political and economic processes” and now it is simply “a symbol of a bygone time, the turbulent 1990-ies”. According to him, approved the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation “will require systemic changes at the regional level”.

Hasikov added that change the Steppe of the Code will need to create a Council on legislation of the Republic of Kalmykia, who will prepare the necessary amendments. He noted that the people of the region should “understand the meaning and feel change for the better”.

Voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation lasted from June 25 to July 1 inclusive, the change was supported by 77.92% of voters. Against the constitutional changes were only the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, where voted against 55,25% of participants of plebiscite.

Updated the document came into force on 4 July, the same day on the portal of legal information, the text appears as amended. Among the amendments was the priority of the law over international, the state’s obligation at least once a year to index pensions, the amendments with references to God and the state-forming Russian people, and the right of the incumbent President be re-elected for a new term.