From July 1, citizens who receive a Russian passport for the first time will be handed a copy of the Constitution. This was reported on May 22 on the website of the Russian government.
According to the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin made the corresponding changes to the Regulations on the Passport of a Citizen of the Russian Federation.
The decision will affect Russian citizens aged 14 and foreigners who receive citizenship of the country. The government noted that this will increase the level of patriotic education and will contribute to a careful and respectful attitude towards state symbols.
The President instructed to consider the issue of handing over a new edition of the Basic Law along with a passport following a meeting with members of the working group on the preparation of proposals on amendments to the Constitution. The amendments to the Basic Law entered into force on July 4, 2020.
Earlier, on May 3, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that electronic passports in Russian regions would begin to be issued on a voluntary basis no later than July 1, 2023.
The press center of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs added that at the initial stage, the organization is expected to issue at least 100 thousand electronic passports.
In April, it became known that e-passports will contain fingerprints and an electronic signature at the request of the owner.