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The article aims to describe the dynamics and characteristics of Russian law throughout 1905–1917  Revolutions. It considers how Russian law survived through the gradual breakdown of the autocratic  state. The resilience studies’ approach is introduced to the study of the continuity of the Russian legal  tradition. A fresh outlook of the resilience framework allows to answer the main research questions:  how did the legal system of the Russian empire lose its equilibrium in the beginning of the 20th  century and what resources were exploited in order to make Russian law work for the Soviet state and people?

About the Author

National Research University Higher School of Economics
Russian Federation

Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics

(17 Promyshlennaya St., St. Petersburg, 198099, Russia)


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For citation: BORISOVA T. THE INSTITUTIONAL RESILIENCE OF RUSSIAN LAW THROUGH 1905–1917 REVOLUTIONS. Russian Law Journal. 2017;5(4):108-128.

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