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IV. Adoption
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 10 (1998): The Family in Post-Socialist Countries

A. Historical Development

290. Soviet law. – In the first socialist state the idea of adoption was not immediately considered. The rsfsr Family Code of 16 Sept. 1918 made no provision for adoption. This legal policy was justified by the struggle against the exploitation of children in rich peasant (kulak) families.1 Adoption was first regulated by the rsfsr Family Code of 1 March 1926…

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Marko Mladenović, Marina Janjić-Komar and Christa Jessel-Holst, “IV. Adoption”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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