Article of the Day: Russkaya Pravda

Article of the Day:
Russkaya Pravda

The Russkaya Pravda was the legal code that grew out of common law and the feudal regulations of the medieval state known as Kievean Rus, the earliest predecessor of modern Ukraine and Russia. Codified by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century, it bears a resemblance to contemporary German law but is unique in its omission of capital punishment. It originally allowed the avenging of a murder, but the penalty was later limited to a hefty fine. How was guilt established in the absence of witnesses? More…:

2 responses to “Article of the Day: Russkaya Pravda

  1. The Russian truth, their truth.

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