In Yekaterinburg on 84-m to year of life died one of the developers of the Russian Constitution, a legal scholar Mikhail Kukushkin. This was reported in the Thursday, July 20, on the website of Ural juridical University (Urguu), where the Professor taught constitutional law. The cause of death has not been announced.
It is noted that in 1993, Kukushkin took part in the constitutional meeting of the working group on the processing results of the public discussion of the draft Constitution, the results of which the document is put to the vote.
In 1965 he was accepted to work at the Sverdlovsk law Institute (later — of uslu). Four years later, the lawyer defended his thesis, and after five years of doctoral. In 1986, Kukushkin was appointed rector of the institution, a position he served for 15 years. Until 1998, Professor headed the Department of constitutional law of the University.
For the time of professional activity he has published more than 130 scientific papers and participated in the drafting of the Charter of Sverdlovsk region and other regional laws.
Kukushkin has the title “Honored lawyer of Russia” and “Honorary worker of higher education of Russia”. The Professor is also a knight of the order of Honour and order of Friendship of peoples.
The Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted on 12 December 1993 and formally came into force on 25 December. In the process of development has identified two project papers: one presented to members of the Constitutional Commission, the other participants of the constitutional meeting (which included Kukushkin). In the end, the basis was adopted of the latter.