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Professor of Law Yury Tolstoy Celebrates 85th Birthday
24.09.2012 13:53
Professor of Law Yury Tolstoy Celebrates 85th Birthday
Yury (Georgy) Tolstoy, Professor of Law (Source:

One of Russia's oldest Professors of Law, Yury Tolstoy was born in Leningrad on September 24, 1927. He graduated with distinction from the Leningrad State University and has dedicated his entire life to Legal Studies.

      His 1953 MA dissertation focused on the problem of Socialist property and private possessions in the USSR; his Ph.D. in 1970 was dedicated the aspects of codifying the law in the USSR. Together with O. Ioffe he edited and prepared for publication the Soviet Civil Code (1965), and later together with A. Sergeev he edited and coauthored a textbook on the Russian Civil Code. The textbook saw several editions between 1996 and 2006 and was awarded the Russian Government Prize in Education in 2001.

      Professor Tolstoy has produced a wide variety of publications in the field of Legal Studies, particularly on the subjects of property inheritance and material property rights.

      In 2003 he became a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  

Author: Julia Shuvalova

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