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Vladimir Putin supports the idea to ban territory alienation at the constitutional level


“I like the idea itself. I suggest to put this matter under lawyers’ care and ask them to formulate it in a proper manner” – Vladimir Putin commented the respective suggestion coming from Vladimir Mashkov, Tabakov theatre’s art director. Vladimir Mashkov who takes part in a workgroup that amends the Russian Constitution, has suggested to introduce new amendments which disallow “not only to give lands away, but even to negotiate on that” he emphasized.

Political experts point to the fact that this will both secure indivisibility of Russian borders and neutralize work towards peace treaty carried out by the Russian and Japanese parties. Consequently, the opportunity to transfer Kuril Islands (Shikotan, Iturup, Kunashir), which Japan wants to get back, will be nullified. Japan also has territorial grievances over unpopulated islands of Smaller Kuril Archipelago, that are now part of Sakhalin oblast. Those are called “Northern territories” in Japan.

The idea to amend the Constitution was put forward by Vladimir Putin during his Address to the Federal Assembly. In five days, on January 20th, a corresponding bill was introduced to the State Duma. The lower chamber unanimously supported the bill in the first reading. It is expected that in order to introduce new amendments to the Constitution, a popular referendum will be carried out. It will take place on one of the working days that will be declared a day off. Constitutional amendments put forward by the Russian president, suggest broadening of parliament powers, prohibition for high ranking officials to possess other countries’ residence permit, limitation of presidential terms, as well as supremacy of the Constitution over the international law and reinforcement of state’s social commitment.

Aside from Japan, Ukraine regularly raises territorial grievances over Crimea and tries to contravene results of the popular referendum on the peninsula. On March 16th 2014 96.7% of Crimean population that took part in the referendum voted for reunification with Russia.

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World Leaders Putin Secret Recordings

Today it’s been exposed that the authoritarian trio have secretly recorded an album and new single Airwaves , with Scottish singer Beldon Haigh, in preparation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.

And it’s set to be the reality star-turned-American President’s most spectacular made-for-the-stage event yet, following his improbable feat in luring the leader of North Korea to their first ever meeting in Singapore this week.

Trump denies any collusion with Putin, also claiming that a tight bass and drum partnership in Beldon Haigh and the Mother of All Bands, has had no influence on his request that Russia be re-admitted to the G7.

But he did concede that it was challenging to find quality time together to practice due to their increasingly busy day jobs.

Beldon said: “We’re pretty excited to be playing The Fringe. Our Kim Jong Un has already been snapped with a new rack of effects pedals and huge powerful new amp and he’s setting out to Trump the American’s latest investment – a Sunburst Fender Jazz.

“And to make themselves feel right at home for the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom, we’ve even summoned a rider, which includes six McDonald’s Happy Meals and 3kg of multi-coloured M&Ms.“

The band, who pen their own political songs, have just released a new video showing the band playing happily together – but will that fragile period of harmony last?

Airwaves is available to download now from all the usual outlets.

Beldon Haigh and the Mother of All Bands appear at the Liquid Rooms in Victoria Street, Edinburgh, August 11.

Tickets are available at: www.edfringe.com

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Falkirk, Scotland