On July 1, 2020, the majority of Russians voted for Sovereign Russia, a modern welfare state with guaranteed people’s rights. It is necessary to ensure this sovereignty and a decent life for people, Andrey Klishas, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to the senator, what has been happening in the past few decades suggests that Russia is neither East nor West. Russia is a Great civilization with a unique culture and history that has absorbed the diversity of the peoples living on its territory.
“The great civilization in the expanses of Eurasia cannot live in isolation and must be ready to engage in dialogue with its neighbors and participate in international trade. We must not be closed. But Civilization has another important quality – sovereignty,” Klishas emphasized.
This includes political, economic and technological sovereignty, he added. The senator is sure that civilization should be able to provide and independently produce everything that ensures sovereignty and guarantees the rights of Russians. This ability also allows us to talk about Russia as a modern technological power and allows the state to conduct a dialogue with foreign partners as a sovereign subject of economic relations and international trade.
Klishas acknowledged that it is impossible to replace everything 100 percent, but it is necessary to produce something that guarantees sovereignty: civil aircraft, high-speed trains, and many goods that are an integral part of people’s lives. They must either be produced entirely on their own, or important components must be created so that it is not possible to “throw Russia out of these technological chains,” the senator believes.
According to the parliamentarian, Russian President Vladimir Putin rightly noted that there is no intermediate state for states: either they have sovereignty or become colonies.
“On July 1, 2020, the vast majority of our citizens voted for Sovereign Russia, a modern social state where the rights of people are guaranteed. Our task is to ensure this sovereignty and a decent life for people,” the senator concluded.