The 12 Apostles of Russian Law: Lawyers who changed law, state and society

The 12 Apostles of Russian Law: Lawyers who changed law, state and society

by Pavel Krasheninnikov

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Overview

Pavel Krasheninnikov (born 1964) is a prominent Russian politician, state official, and professor of law.

He studied at Sverdlovsk School of Law and then did graduate work there. He subsequently taught at the Ural State Law University. In the 1990s he served as an expert on legislation for the Supreme Soviet and worked in senior posts in various state authorities, including as head of Russia’s Ministry of Justice under Boris Yeltsin. He spent a decade as rector of the Russian School of Private Law in Moscow. At present Krasheninnikov is a deputy in the State Duma, and for 18 years he has led the Duma’s legislative committee.

Krasheninnikov took part in the drawing up of a new Civil Code and other major legislation in modern Russia. He has played an active role in drafting and introducing legal reforms.

He is responsible for over 150 publications in the field of private and public law, as well as legal theory and history. Krasheninnikov has authored a series of works in which he has traced the emergence and development of law as a key system for regulating interpersonal and social relations and as one of the sources of authority.

His book The 12 Apostles of Law first saw publication in Russia in 2016 and is dedicated to the great legal minds who, through their scholarship and legislative activity, changed Russia’s law, government, and society over two centuries. For over thirty years Krasheninnikov has studied the lives and work of the men depicted in this book, and he was fortunate to personally work with four of them.

Translated from the Russian by Christopher Culver

Published with the support of the Institute for Literary Translation, Russia

Publishers Maxim Hodak & Max Mendor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911414933
Publisher: GLAGOSLAV PUBLICATIONS B.V.
Publication date: 01/31/2019
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Pavel Krasheninnikov (born 1964) is a prominent Russian politician, state official, and professor of law.

He studied at Sverdlovsk School of Law and then did graduate work there. He subsequently taught at the Ural State Law University. In the 1990s he served as an expert on legislation for the Supreme Soviet and worked in senior posts in various state authorities, including as head of Russia's Ministry of Justice under Boris Yeltsin. He spent a decade as rector of the Russian School of Private Law in Moscow. At present Krasheninnikov is a deputy in the State Duma, and for 18 years he has led the Duma's legislative committee.

Krasheninnikov took part in the drawing up of a new Civil Code and other major legislation in modern Russia. He has played an active role in drafting and introducing legal reforms.

He is responsible for over 150 publications in the field of private and public law, as well as legal theory and history. Krasheninnikov has authored a series of works in which he has traced the emergence and development of law as a key system for regulating interpersonal and social relations and as one of the sources of authority.

His book The 12 Apostles of Law first saw publication in Russia in 2016 and is dedicated to the great legal minds who, through their scholarship and legislative activity, changed Russia's law, government, and society over two centuries. For over thirty years Krasheninnikov has studied the lives and work of the men depicted in this book, and he was fortunate to personally work with four of them.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Gavrila Derzhavin: the forerunner 16

Count Speransky: an ambassador from the future 32

Modest Korf: the scribe 43

Dmitry Nabokov and his son Vladimir Nabokov:



the contributor to reforms and the knight of law 51

Sergei Muromtsev: the chairman 70

Gabriel Shershenevich: the Mozart of law 82

Vasily Maklakov: the defender 93

Vladimir Terebilov: the patriarch of law 105

Yuri Kalmykov: the man of the Caucasus 113

Stanislav Khokhlov: the “comrade-in-arms” 124

Sergei Alexeyev: the legal romantic 134

Epilogue 146

Acknowledgements 148

Index of Names 149

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