The President is not obliged annually to send a message, the Senator said

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press-approach at the APEC forum. 11 Nov 2017The President is not obliged annually to send a message, the Senator said© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The Constitution does not require that the President of the Russian Federation each year to address a message to the Federal Assembly a message — the right of the President, and not his responsibility, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Alexei Alexandrov.

«Under the Constitution, the President addresses the Federal Assembly with annual messages on the situation in the country, about the basic directions internal and foreign policy. It is not a literal, the literal is his duty to send a message each year. Messages — the right of the head of state, but not the obligation,» said Senator RIA Novosti, answering a question, not contradict the legislation the option of moving the annual address in February next year, as reported by the media.

According to Alexandrov, addresses to the Federal Assembly, under the legislation, may apply to the constitutional court, but he never did, although, according to the Senator, it is wrong.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the Kremlin will promptly announce the date of the annual message of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly, it will be done after the head of state will decide on the timing of its announcement.

The head of state annually addresses the Federal Assembly on the situation in the country and main directions of domestic and foreign policy. This software is a political and legal document that expresses the vision of strategic directions of development of Russia in the near future. It includes political, economic, ideological position and specific proposals for legislative work of both chambers of Parliament.

By tradition, the presidential address present senators, state Duma deputies, government members, heads of the constitutional and Supreme courts, governors, chairmen of legislative assemblies of subjects of Federation, heads of traditional faiths, public figures, including heads of civic chambers of regions, heads of major media.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2016, delivered a message to the Federal Assembly in the St. George hall of the Kremlin 1 December.