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Post 02 Aug 2004, 22:50
What laws did they have in the USSR like what could you do and not do ?

And if you did break the law what was the punishment for breaking that law ?
Post 02 Aug 2004, 23:50
That's a pretty broad question. I am guessing there were thousands of laws, with varying degrees of punishment. Not surprisingly, like every other society in the history of mankind...

-PDO
Post 03 Aug 2004, 04:31
K i'll narrow down the list ?

-If killing is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?
-If vandilizing is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?
-If public drunkness is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?
-If growing,selling, or smoking pot is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?
-If Rape is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?
Post 03 Aug 2004, 09:41
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If growing,selling, or smoking pot is not illigeal what would be the punishment ?


Drugs were unknown in any of the former socialist bloc countries.
Post 03 Aug 2004, 10:56
czechman86 wrote:

Drugs were unknown in any of the former socialist bloc countries.


That's a blatant lie. Marijuana was quite common despite that it was heavily legislated against. And many of the Soviet Soldiers in Afghanistan got hooked on Opium.
Post 03 Aug 2004, 17:35
Marijuana grew in the south by Chechnya but most Russians saw no interest in it and the milicia strictly enforced the laws not like in America where half the kids in a school aare potheads.
Post 03 Aug 2004, 18:13
wheelchairman wrote:
czechman86 wrote:

Drugs were unknown in any of the former socialist bloc countries.


That's a blatant lie. Marijuana was quite common despite that it was heavily legislated against. And many of the Soviet Soldiers in Afghanistan got hooked on Opium.


Afghanistan was not a socialist country and is one of the world largest producers of opium. In the USSR and other socialist countries, many citizens did not know about drugs.
Post 03 Aug 2004, 18:34
K does anybody elts know the punishments for those other laws ? and nevsky21 don't say they never broke the law because thats a loud of crap.
Post 03 Aug 2004, 22:23
I never said they never broke the law. I said most people didnt smoke pot and committ crimes. Look at USSR crime stats very low. Dont confuse it with Russia's stats now.
Post 04 Aug 2004, 00:33
do you have the crime stats ?
Post 04 Aug 2004, 06:00
No I dont but its quite obvious for someone who lived in teh USSR. If you live in Detroit you can say a lot of people are criminals who smoke pot. However if you live in Montana you can say much less people are criminals who smoke pot. Soviet dont try to contradict everything I say.
Post 09 Aug 2004, 05:24
Those stats were often "doctored" by investigators and bureaucrats to deliberately keep them low, from several sources I've read. Crimes of passion were basically supposed to be the only ones committed since "...no Soviet citizen would have economic or social reasons for committing criminal acts," i.e., the whole "worker's paradise" line.

Coupled with the fact that I just finished Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park which, although fiction, was one hell of a good read. The protagonist is Arkady Renko, Chief Investigator for the Moscow Militia. I saw the movie once long ago and had forgotten about it till I got to the end of the book. OK, enough off-topic.
Post 09 Aug 2004, 07:19
Nevsky21 or somebody can you please tell me the damn punishments for those crimes that i have asked for ?
Post 09 Aug 2004, 07:22
I'm not sure I dont work in the MVD. However we dont have the death penalty just lengthy prison sentences.
Post 10 Aug 2004, 05:05
Soviet, go read a book.
Post 11 Aug 2004, 08:50
Don't forget one fact: according to Soviet laws, HOMOSEXUALISM was punished by SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON.

Smoke pot? Can shoot you for that.
Post 11 Aug 2004, 09:50
Well sorry i can't find a book on the subject, so i would like to hear from people who actuly lived there chernbourg do you know any other punishments for the laws i asked?
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Post 12 Aug 2004, 02:31
=SoViEt= wrote:
well sorry i can't find a book on the subject, so i would like to hear from people who actuly lived here chernbourg do you know any other punishments for the laws i asked?


Valid point. Maybe this site should have a section dedicated to reading materal on a variety of subjects?
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