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The Peasant Code Or The Rampant Lawmaking Of The Russian Parliament

I will scold a little initiative of the deputies of the State Duma of Russia. Another strange idea is the initiative to adopt the so-called Peasant Code. Is an anecdote about a couple of hundred souls in addition to the estate for new nobles becoming a reality? Let’s figure it out together.

What Is The Initiative About The Peasant Code?

Such an amazing initiative in the pre-election year was made by one of the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the Communist Party faction, head of the committee on regional policy and problems of the North and the Far East, Nikolai Kharitonov. Here is a link to the source of the publication on the RIA Novosti website.

Nikolai Mikhailovich Kharitonov is a professional deputy. He has been sitting in the Russian parliament since 1993 and has probably lost touch with the countryside.

The need to create a Peasant Code is due to the fact that allegedly for the inhabitants of the Russian provinces living in the villages, “a kind of textbook for those who live and work in the countryside” is vitally important.

Here is the MP’s quote for journalists, which explains the whole logic of this lawmaking idea:

“This code can reduce all the legislative capabilities of the state to its rural workers, which would enable a person to live normally, work normally, and produce their products normally.”

Does it seem to me or does the deputy think that the villagers in the provinces of Russia are stupid? Or is it an admission that he himself has become entangled in the endless laws that the Russian parliament has recently adopted?

On The Degradation Of Rule-Making

Such an initiative to adopt the Peasant Code may indicate that the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation have already begun to get confused about the volume of laws and amendments they are adopting. But somehow they mistakenly think that another law will correct the situation.

What is the Code? It’s just another federal law. Which can also change, make amendments. Also, the country already has other codes that regulate economic activity. And not only the inhabitants of villages and villages.

Or is this code supposed to regulate the life of the villagers, like peasants in tsarist Russia?

These are, for example, such codes as Civil Code, Tax, Urban Development, Land, Forest, Water, Family. There are also many federal laws. What is the meaning of the idea to engage in duplicated rule-making is not clear. Only if the deputies have a lot of free time and they need to occupy themselves with something.

But this is not the whole absurdity of the idea. The absurdity of the idea is that it is proposed to adopt a code on a class basis. Moreover, according to a class or estate, which no longer officially exists.

About The Actual Estates Or Classes In Russia Today

Estates and classes of the population were officially consolidated in tsarist Russia. Today, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation and legislation that does not contradict it, there are no estates or classes in society. Legally, no. In fact, as one might think, they thought about it.

How not to remember the old anecdote about the deputies of the modern Russian Duma! I will tell it to those who do not know:

At a meeting of the State Duma, the President addresses the deputies: “I must note to you that lately all of you have been thinking about yourself and about yourself — salary, pensions, summer cottages, cars … But you ought to think about people too!” A voice from the audience of one of the deputies: “We already thought so – it would not hurt to have 200 people per household …”

Following this logic, it is time to adopt codes for civil servants, for security officials, for medical workers. Etc. On the basis of a social group. Or the class. Why be ashamed! Let’s call a spade a spade.

That is why the initiative of rule-making on the basis of the estate principle is a very bad signal.

Or the beginning of the legal consolidation of a new order in the country?

Thank you for reading the article to the end.

Author: Vladimir Shveda
Photo: pixabay.com

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