A key feature of Russian constitutional development in recent years is the ever-increasing concern of the authorities on the freedom of information in the Internet and the media. Following the Yarovaya Act of 2016, a range of new restrictions in this regard were introduced in 2017. Freedom of assembly still is in the spotlight as well. The year of 2017 was marked by street protests held by the opposition on various occasions, including the forthcoming presidential elections and the announced transfer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg to the Russian Orthodox Church. Against the background of ongoing stagnation in the Russian economy, there was a record number of Constitutional Court’s judgments related to taxation. One of them, the judgment on the Yukos case, became another example of disagreement between the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
|Translated title of the contribution||Конституционное право. Россия. 2017|
|Number of pages||55|
|Journal||European Review of Public Law|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
Зезекало, А. Ю., Ялунер, Ю. А., Манжосов, С. А., Гриценко, А. С., Ревазов, М. А., & Васькова, Е. П. (2019). Constitutional Law / Droit constitutionnel 2017 Russia / Russie. European Review of Public Law, 30(2), 475-529. https://eplopublications.eu/publication/digital-edition/constitutional-law-droit-constitutionnel-2017-russia-russie