Principles of the roman public law in the Soviet Constitutions

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The article deals with the reception of the Roman public law principles in the Soviet Constitutions. It is devoted to three of them: 1) res publica , defined as «compounds of many people connected to one another by a consensus in matters of law and common interests», 2) power of the people, 3) rejection of the separation of powers. The first principle is reflected in the definition of nature and essence of the RSFSR and the USSR, the second — in the definition of a possessor of supreme public power and in peculiarities of the system of Soviets, the third — in the description of the system of state organs and government.

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T A Alexeeva

St. branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Law Faculty


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