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Unofficial translation by A.N. Zhiltsov

DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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The Programme for the Foundation and Development of Private Law in Russia

In order to provide the revival and development of private law science in Russia the President orders the following:

1. To consider it necessary in 1994-1995 to conduct scientific research projects aimed at the preparation of the legislative foundation of the private law relations, wide dissemination of the ideas of private law, training of legal specialists in the field of private law and the unification of the private laws of the CIS countries in 1994-1995.

To agree with the Programme for the Foundation and Development of Private Law in Russia prepared by the Research Centre for Private Law according to the annex.

To appoint Sergey Sergeevich Alexeev as a scientific head of the Programme for the Foundation and Development of Private Law in Russia.

2. The Research Centre for Private Law should provide in accordance with the Programme for the Foundation and Development of Private Law in Russia the following:

the creation in 1994 of the permanent editorial boards for the purpose of:

preparing the introductory comments to the newly enacted civil-law acts;

republishing the major works of the prominent Russian civil-law scholars;

translating and publishing the major foreign legislative acts;

the establishment in 1995 of the Russian School for Private Law with the branches in Moscow and Ekaterinburg in order to train specialists with higher legal education for legislation-drafting and teaching in the area of private law;

the creation of the private-law library open to officials, legal specialists and others.



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