Russia pp 353-365 | Cite as

The Judicial System

  • Sergey Pashin


The judicial system of modern Russia is built on the inheritance of the Soviet system of justice. More precisely, the Russian system started with, and also borrowed from, the fin de siècle Soviet institutions (e.g. military courts and also state arbitration bodies-turned-commercial courts), adapted many of these, and added or invented new institutions—most notably the Constitutional Court—during the liberal transformation period in the 1990s. Nevertheless, the judicial system is still not fully formed or mature, and continues to serve, for all practical intents and purposes, as an integral part of the country’s power vertical.

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  • Sergey Pashin
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  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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