CONSTITUTION AS A VALUE AND CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES (ON THE EXAMPLE OF RUSSIA)
A modern constitution is an absolute value of a democratic society and state, when it is a formalized agreement on public consent, ensuring coordination of the will and interests of various participants of public relations. The values enshrined in the Russian Constitution largely determine the value of the Constitution itself, however, subject to its reality. The Constitution is an absolute value only when the state policy in all spheres of life is subordinated to it, and the political conjuncture and expediency can never be put above the requirements of constitutional legality. The lessons of Russian history show that as a result of the adaptation of the Basic Law to the political conjuncture, especially in the case the direct violation of its norms, the constitution is discredited, loses the value of a document containing important doctrinal provisions that are the legal and ideological basis for the development of a democratic society and state, which often leads to tragic consequences - the destruction of statehood, human losses.
Axiological approach to the study of the Russian Constitution allowed to reveal the content of the concept “social value of the Constitution” and its relation to the concept of “constitutional values”. According to the author of the article, the most consistent transformation of the Constitution into a real agreement on public consent, the full realization of its value potential, is possible in the condition of Russia's transition to sustainable development.