This article discusses the Russian criminal justice system’s transformation from the unjust Soviet system and the introduction of trial by jury. It specifically addresses the role of supplementary investigations in the new adversary procedure and the newly introduced privilege against self-incrimination. The author concludes that even though reforms have improved the Russian criminal justice system, elements of the Soviet system, such as supplementary investigations, remain, undermining the purpose of the new system.
Thaman, Stephen C., Trial by Jury and the Constitutional Rights of the Accused in Russia (Winter 1995). Eastern European Constitutional Review, vol. 77, 1995, pp. 77-80; Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper.