Volodin explained the need for the law to protect the honor of the President

Vyacheslav Volodin

Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has seen fit law on the protection of honor and dignity of the President, including the attacks in the press. On Monday, February 13, reports TASS.

During a meeting with teachers and students of the University of Kazan “Innopolis” one of the students wondered, does Volodin necessary to develop and adopt a law protecting the honor and dignity of the President of Russia, particularly in the light “feel in the press of information rolled forward” on Vladimir Putin, including in the international arena, said the thought the student.

“Why are you right — because the whole international experience suggests that such laws are not just necessary they are everywhere,” — said the MP.

The head of state, head of the Institute of the presidency, and this institution must be protected, continued Volodin.

He noted that there is legislation in Western countries. In particular, in the United States in 2015 for remarks who was then President Barack Obama’s “four people received serious sentences — two and a half years in prison simply for speaking out against the President”, gave the example Volodin.

“Our country is in this more democratic, at the same time write what you want, say what they want,” said the speaker. And it is an integral part of our culture, he said.

However, in Russia this issue on the agenda. “Although, you are right: it is necessary to discuss, because it is a question of security of our institutions,” concluded Volodin.

In early February, on the American channel Fox News has published an interview with the President of the United States Donald trump, in which television presenter bill O’reilly called Putin a murderer. The Kremlin found these words unacceptable and offensive, and stated that they would prefer to hear an apology.

In March 2016, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported that in the state Duma a draft law “On protection of honor and dignity of the President of the Russian Federation”. The author, former Deputy of the Roman Khudyakov (LDPR) said that the reason that pushed him to the development of the bill, was a video containing a direct insult to the President of Russia, discovered them on YouTube.