Soviet Union : Crime and punishment in Soviet Union : Soviet Ministry of Justice campaign to propagate knowledge of the law (FCO28-1600).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2019.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO28: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series) ; FCO28-1600. [More in this series]
  • FCO28 : Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series) ; FCO28-1600
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1967-1975: Module 3
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of correspondence and reports concerning crime in the Soviet Union. The documents cover a new Soviet campaign designed to propagate knowledge of the law -- lectures delivered at Soviet institutions on socialist legislation and the role of the Ministry of Justice in strengthening law and order -- and a lecture at the London School of Economics, delivered by a Soviet dissident now living in Israel, on how to use Soviet law to defend one's human rights. The file also covers a war crimes trial that passed death sentences on two defendants who had already served ten years in jail -- reports of an attempted airplane hijacking in Turkestan -- and the passing of death sentences for economic crimes, with one defendant sentenced after making illegal sales of material to a collective farm.
Notes
  • File date: 1971.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2002.
  • File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module III.
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