The principles of "Truth Russian" continue to live in the law of modern Ukraine


  • Віктор Миколайович Єрмолаєв Національний юридичний університет імені Ярослава Мудрого, Ukraine



True Russian, principle of law, private law, criminal and civil liability, protection of personal human rights, content and form of criminal and civil process, norms of inheritance, obligation, family law


The law of modern Ukraine has its origins in common law and princely legislation, judicial practice in Kievan Rus. In Russian Truth, begun by Yaroslav the Wise, these sources of law allowed the legislator to formulate in the first domestic code the rules that regulated new public relations in the Old Russian (ancient Ukrainian) state, restricted pagan customs, and improved the criminal and civil-procedural form of the judicial process. “Pravda” in Russia was understood as law, justice.

In the article, the author shows the importance of legal traditions, institutions, principles, laid down by the Russian Truth. So, with the expansion of the scope of private law, the role of the legal entity in the field of civil relations is growing. The ancient Russian and modern legislators equally consider protecting human life the most important task, it seems to take into account the objective side of the crime, follow the principles of the rule of law and the rule of law. True, Yaroslav excluded the death penalty from the list of punishments by the princely court, determined the aggravating circumstances of the crime, enshrined the principle of inviolability of the person, provided for the protection of personal and property human rights.

An appeal to the Russian Truth reveals national traditions in legal understanding, the foundations of humanism in law-making and law enforcement, and continuity in the legal system of Ukraine.

Author Biography

Віктор Миколайович Єрмолаєв, Національний юридичний університет імені Ярослава Мудрого

професор кафедри історії держави і права України та зарубіжних країн


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How to Cite

Єрмолаєв, В. М. (2020). The principles of "Truth Russian" continue to live in the law of modern Ukraine. Problems of Legality, (150), 33–52.