Russian Foundation for Constitutional Reforms (1992-1996)




     Russian Foundation for  Constitutional  Reforms  (RFCR)

was  founded  at the beginning of 1993 as a non-governmental

public organization. It's prime goal is to contribute to the

establishment of rule-of-law in the Russian Federation.  The

title "Russian" was attributed to the Foundation with a spe-

cial order of the Government of the Russian Federation.  The

Foundation was registered by the Ministry of Justice of  the

RF on January 14, 1993.

     Main spheres of the Foundation activities include:

     - contribution to the improvement of the constitutional

legislation of Russia,

     - consultations to the constituent parts of the Russian

Federation and partners in CIS (in 1994-1995 -  Republic  of

Crimea, Republic of Dagestan, Orlov oblast);

     - legal advice to citizens and organizations;

     - collection, renovation and distribution of electronic

information data-base on different divisions of law  of  the

countries of the CIS (including bank, taxes, trade laws);

     - contribution to  legal  education,  giving  lectures,

publishing literature on the matter of constitutionalism;

     - international cooperation on constitutionalism;

     - setting up a Constitutional library and archives.

     Authoritative government  of the Foundation,  it's Mem-

bers and experts practical experience in  different  spheres

of activities can serve as a best guarantee to the Foundati-

on.  Oleg G. Rumiantsev, PhD - one of the authors of the new

Constitution  of  Russia,  Member  of  Russian Parliament in

1990-1993 is the President of the Foundation,  Ivan Makushok

is  the Vice-President.  Among the members of the Council of

the Foundation are - well-known public figures like  Stanis-

lav Govorukhin, Sergei Glaziev.

     The Foundation publishes "Constitutional Herald" - res-

pected  independent magazine on the problems of Constitutio-

nal reforms (registered on February 8,  1994).  The magazine

supports the  traditions  of the same edition,  published in

1990-1993 by the Constitutional commission of Russian Parli-

ament.  Editorial Board of the magazine includes M.S.Gorbac-

hev, famous lawers  and  Supreme  Justices  like  S.Avakyan,

V.Zorkin, V.Isakov, O.Kutafin, V.Lafitski, M.Piskotin.

     Welcome to  cooperation with the Russian Foundation for

Constitutional Reforms.



                                          Board of Directors




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