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History of development of institution of appeal


Petrov Aleksander Vasilievich

was born on January 29, 1952. In 1984 he graduated from Sverdlovsk Law Institute. In 2007 he defended doctorate thesis УThe police of Ural and Western Siberia in the beginning of XX centuryФ. Now he is a professor, Head of the Department of Theory and History of state and Law of South Ural State University. He is the author of 86 publications. Research interests: history and legal regulation of law enforcement. E-mail:


Kudryavtseva Anna Vasilievna

was born on July 6, 1966. In 1988 she graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Karaganda State University. In 1993 she defended a CandidateТs thesis УThe use of forensic medical knowledge in crime investigationФ. In 2001 she defended a doctorate thesis ЂForensic investigation as the institution of law in criminal procedureї. Now she is a professor of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics Department of South Ural State University. She is the author of more than 100 publications. Research interests: forensic investigation, evidence law in criminal proceeding. E-mail:


Problems and Questions on Theory and History of Law


The article highlights establishment and development of institution of appeal and review of judgments that are not coming into legal effect in Russia from the period of the Russkaia Pravda up to nowadays. The development of this institution is followed in perspective of the influence of western legislation basically France and Germany on establishment and development of appeal and cassations in Russia. Special attention is paid to the settlement of a problem in the Statute of criminal procedure of 1864. The continuity of post-Soviet legislation and legislative act as well as the influence of the Soviet legislation regulating cassation process on modern legislation and judicial practice of appeal process is traced in modern Russia.


institution of appeal, cassation, judicial practice.

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