A constitutional amendment is underway in Russia whereby Russian President Vladimir Putin will not face criminal charges even after his resignation. According to a BBC report, the lower house of the Russian parliament has passed the bill. Once the bill is passed by both houses, Putin himself will sign the amendment.
According to the report, the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, supported the bill. At present, only one former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is alive, who will benefit from the new law along with Putin. Medvedev is an ally of Putin. Under the new bill, the former President of Russia and members of his family will be excluded from police investigations and questioning.
In addition, the property of such persons cannot be confiscated either. However, according to the new bill, former presidents can also be prosecuted for serious crime and treason in special circumstances. Let us know that Putin has been in power in Russia since 2000. He is 68 years old and ends his fourth term in 2024. However, after constitutional changes, he can complete two more six-year terms.