The state Duma Committee on nationalities began to develop the concept of the law of the Russian nation. On Thursday, 3 November, the Chairman of Committee Ildar Gilmutdinov, reports "Interfax".
"We are currently at the stage of consultations with the expert groups, with colleagues that are in this thread, to understand, to make some terms of reference which would define what we want that it will be", — he said.
While the content of the law of the question, said the Gilmutdinov. According to him, it is necessary to determine the framework or substantive law, "which says that we are different, we have different cultures, different traditions, but we are United, we are one country, we are one of the Russian political nation".
1 November member of the Duma Committee on nationalities Grigory Ledkov reported, that the law of the Russian nation can be developed and adopted within one year, it is possible and more expeditious promotion of the initiative. "But such a large, ambitious and complex issue will not be solved", — he said.
A day earlier, on 31 October, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the Council for interethnic relations supported the idea of the creation of the law of the Russian nation, the proposed chair of the Department of the Russian Academy of national economy and public administration Vyacheslav Mikhailov. Putin said that the basis for the document can be a strategy for the development of national relations in Russia.
According to the census 2010 population, Russia is home to about 200 different nationalities, with almost 80 percent of the citizens are Russians.