How Russia Has Used Its Legal System as a Political Weapon | Timeline | WSJ

From Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin, Russian leaders have updated and evolved the country’s legal system. Yet for all of its reforms, it remains a tool that can be used to crack down on dissent and opposition.

WSJ takes a look at how Russia’s justice system has been used through various periods of history.

0:00 Throughout history, Russian leaders have attempted to modernize and mold the nation’s judicial system
1:11 The Soviet Union’s impact on the Russian legal system
2:50 How Russia revamped the courts after the collapse of the Soviet Union
4:08 How Putin has changed the Russian constitution

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