Shemiakin Sud

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Shemiakin Sud

 

a Russian term for an unjust trial. It derives from the title of a Russian satirical novella (Shemiaka’s Verdict) written in the second half of the 17th century. The novella, which is based on a folktale common among many peoples, exposes corruption and arbitrariness in the courts.

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