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Constitutional grounds of the international activity of the Republic of the Soviet Union: historical-legal aspect
Logvinova Inna Vladimirovna

PhD in Law

Docent, department of Legal Provision of Administrative Work, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

119454, Russia, Moskva oblast', g. Moscow, ul. Prospekt Vernadskogo, 76

Logvinova_inna@mail.ru

 

 

Abstract.

The subject of this research is the constitutional regulation in the area of international activity of the Union Republics. It is necessary to study the historical context of the problem of legal coverage of the international relations of the constituents of the federative nations (based on the example of the Soviet Republics) for understanding the modern status of the established constitutional-legal regulation in this field. The Soviet experience was unique due to the fact that the formal legal status of the republics significantly differed from the actual constitutional practice. Most vividly, we can follow it analyzing the constitutional powers of the Soviet Republics in the area of foreign affairs and practice of their realization. The article interdependently examines the established since February 1, 1944 constitutional-legal regulation and practice of its implementation in the area of foreign affairs of the Soviet Republics. This allowed making the following conclusion: the formal constitutional-legal status of the Union Republics (which included such essential component as the possibility to realize the foreign affairs), as well as their practical status had serious discrepancies. In fact, the Union Republics realized just the separate powers in international activity, under the absolute control and with participation of the Union leadership; thus we can say that the Republics had only separate elements of international legal capacity, which were determined on the Union level.

Keywords: International legal personality, International agreements, International conferences, USSR, Republic, Federative state, International law, Foreign affairs, History of the Constitution, Constitution

DOI:

10.7256/2306-9899.2016.3.20045

Article was received:

11-08-2016


Review date:

10-08-2016


Publish date:

03-10-2016


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