Soviet lawyers did not begin thinking about International law until the year 1922. The Minister of Justice in that year gave a speech to all of the lawyers in the capital at Moscow, outlining the tasks of Soviet legal research, and he put first among those tasks the study of International Law.
Hazard, John N.
"Soviet Interpretation and Application of International Law,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
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