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Litigation Related to Economic Offences During Great Patriotic War

A.A. Pass
Professor, the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, Chelyabinsk State University, Doctor of Historical Sciences


  • USSR
  • Great Patriotic War
  • economic offences
  • litigation
  • interaction of parties to criminal proceedings
  • imposing and enforcing criminal punishments
  • On the basis of neo-institutional approach the article addresses the relevant problematic issue related to the organization of court hearings in the field of criminal proceedings in respect to economic offences. For the first time in the academic literature one can find description of conditions the proceedings were to be hold during the war period between 1941 and 1945. The article provides details about judges educational background and their work experience along with their material standards and living conditions. In addition it covers procedure with regard to decision-making against public property robbers with an enforcement of sentences being paid attention to. The author concludes that implementation of laws along with the legal novels then being in force depended entirely on higher authorities directives which were often not in line with potential and competencies of local judicial authorities.

    188300 Russia, Leningrad region, Gatchina, st. Roshchinskaya, 5