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Russian reform will always comply with Constitution - Putin

MOSCOW. Oct 20 (Interfax) - Russia will remain within the framework of the Constitution and democratic principles while pursuing reforms, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Italian Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini on Wednesday.

"Pursing reforms in the political sphere and reforms that affect the economy, government, and society, Russia will always be open and transparent," Putin said.

"We are absolutely open and transparent. We do not propose doing anything that would be unknown to our partners in the European countries and that would be not applied in European countries and the European Union on the whole," Putin said.