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The Kremlin commented on the idea of mentioning God in the Constitution

Moscow, February 3, The proposal of the Russian Orthodox Church to mention God in the Russian Constitution should be considered by a working group on amendments to the Basic Law, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “You know that there are a lot of members in the commission and they are to discuss different points of view or proposals, including this proposal made by the Russian Orthodox Church” he said.

According to the Vedomosti newspaper, the patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, on February 1, proposed adding a reference to God in the preamble of the Constitution. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church explained that the proposal was made taking into account the fact that most Russians believe in the existence of God. According to him, we are talking not only about the Orthodox, Muslims, but also representatives of other faiths. “If we say in our national anthem - “Protected by God our native land” why can’t this be said in our Constitution?”, asked the patriarch rhetorically. He as well called on the representatives of other faiths for support of this initiative.


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