Jurisprudence for Innovative Russia


On November 28, 2011 the 3-rd and 5-th year students of the Department of Law of IGUMO together with their Lecturers: Professor Volynkina M. V., Professor Denikin A. V., Associate Professor Kondratenko O. A. took part in the International theoretical and practical conference «Jurisprudence as the basis of the legal groundwork of Russia’s innovative development» , conducted by the Department of Law of MSU and Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy.

The participation in the conference made it possible for the students not only to hear the remarkable speech of the scientists, but also to understand the problems which Russia faces.

The plenary meeting was opened by Professor Zorkin V.D, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Honored lawyer of Russia, Doctor of Law. His report devoted to the problems of legal culture was deeply philosophical. It lasted more than an hour, but evoked no tiredness. On the contrary, his bright speech was welcomed by the audience in a burst of inspiration. One cannot but note that the scientist felt pain for the fact that our citizens have not yet achieved legal maturity, which would make it possible for them to understand that law is the most powerful regulator of the life of society. One must remember that any violation of this mechanism can lead to a catastrophe.

It is necessary to begin studying law at school and inculcate a sense of legal liability in each citizen of Russia.

In her report Professor Gracheva E. YU raised no less important problem related to the necessity of increasing the role and importance of financial law and financial legislation of Russia. In Professor’s opinion, the state should not play the role of a night watchman in the market. On the contrary, it must be an active regulator of social relations. Before the adoption of the Budgetary Code and the Tax Code of the Russian Federation there was a lot of uncertainty in financial relations regulation but nowadays they are being gradually removed. It is necessary to continue improving financial legislation taking in account the economic reforms that are being carried out.

The speech of Professor Sukhanov E. A., Head of the Chair of Civil Law of Lomonosov MSU dealt with the basic tendencies of the development of Russian civil legislation. In the report of the great scientist we heard again alarm and anxiety. Evgeniy Alekseevich spoke out his principle position in relation to the split which nowadays takes place between the scientists-civilians who for several years have been working on the systemic change in the current Civil Code of the Russian Federation, and the «gentlemen» who suggested that the amendments should be inserted to the framework of the Civil Law in order to please the private interests of a small coterie.

Such proposals to the norms of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation as a new type of legal entity – economic partnership that doesn’t have separate estate and founding documents cause perplexity fr om the position of legal logic! And the idea to eliminate the imperative norms from Corporate Legislation may in fact initiate lawlessness! The problems touched upon by Professor Sukhanov cause not only misunderstanding, but real indignation.

For a more careful examination of those issues that were raised by Professor Sukhanov we suggest that you should listen to the recording of his report made at the plenary meeting.

In order to understand the seriousness of the problems get acquainted with the video recordings devoted to the issue discussed. In the discussion took place Professor Yakovlev V. F., an eminent scientist of our country, Adviser of the President of the Russian Federation, corresponding member of RAS, Doctor of Law.

The participation in the conference, in our opinion, made it possible for all the scientists to realize that we stand on the threshold of the most serious changes in Civil Legislation of our country wh ere the good struggles with the evil. And if the scientists-civilians are not able to stand the pressure of the artful lobbyists who work in the interests of a small coterie of private individuals, we would never witness a civilized market in Russia, innovation economy and the radiant future of our country.

These serious problems were raised at the conference by the scientists of the world level. And we want to believe that those speeches will not become voices in the wilderness and will be heard by millions of our fellow citizens.

Professor Volynkina M. V., Doctor of Law