The Soviet Union collapsed due to its first and only President Mikhail Gorbachev. About this, commenting on the referendum on amendments to the Constitution, said the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, a video of the briefing posted on the Ministry website.
“We remember what happened in the 90s, we remember that it was in the 80s was big country, the Soviet Union. It was not because the country was Mikhail Gorbachev. And largely because of the fact that he was with such abilities, and because of that, he had no understanding of the importance of this position, the country did not become” – he said.
The speaker said that Russian President Vladimir “Putin has been able to unite, and war to end, and solve the problems in the economy.”
In December 1991 the heads of Russia Boris Yeltsin, Ukraine’s Leonid Kravchuk and Belarus ‘ Stanislav Shushkevich signed the agreement on the termination of the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Gorbachev was President of USSR from 15 March 1990 to 25 December 1991.
Putin is the Russian President since 2000 with a short break.
From 25 th to July 1, Russia passed a vote on the amendments to the Constitution, initiated by President Vladimir Putin and allow him to remain in power after 2024, the end of the next presidential term head of the Kremlin.