CREECA Lecture Series

"Soviet Justice in the Local Courts: Civil Claims, Messy Divorces, and Social Rights in Early Soviet Russia"

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall
People’s courts were established in 1917 as the courts of first review in Soviet Russia. They were the most widely used courts by both citizens and state prosecutors and an important entry into what citizens and state expected from the Soviet legal world. Aaron Retish, a UW alum and associate professor of Russian and Soviet history at Wayne State University, examines the functioning and cases of people’s courts in the early Soviet countryside.
Free & Open to the Public