Case with Themis (1989)

Documentary №40957, 3 parts, duration: 0:28:54
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:Kustov


The main character of the film, the judge in people's court L. Kudrin, has asked for resignation and left the CPSU. After that, he finds a job as a loader.

Reel №1

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Meeting people's court of Leninsky district of Sverdlovsk.

People judge LS Kudrin tells about the problems associated with the work of the people's courts (synchronously), its withdrawal from the members of the CPSU.

Girl in a city park engaged in physical culture.

Key words



Kudrin Chairkina Markin Peshkov

Locations: Sverdlovsk [876]

Reel №2

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Meeting with the people's assessors after submitting applications.

L.S. Kudrin is handing over cases.

Meeting of the city's leadership with residents.

The judge L.A. Chairkina tells.

Judge Peshkov V.V. talks about methods of pressure on judges.

Judge Chairkina tells about her own experience of pressure on her by party and other instances.

The state notary T.I. Isakova tells.

Judge A.V. Markin on the act of L.S. Kudrin.

Premises of the Department of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office of the Sverdlovsk region.


The phone is on the table.

L.S. Kudrin is on the phone.

Key words

Pressure on the judges.


L.S. Kudrin. L.A. Chairkina. V.V. Peshkov. T.I. Isakova. A.V. Markin.

Locations: Sverdlovsk [876]

Reel №3

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Party meeting.

The state notary T.I. Isakova tells about the meeting.

Judge A.V. Markin reads out an open letter signed by some judges of Sverdlovsk.

L.S. Kudrin listens attentively.

L.S. Kudrin discusses the prospects of work after leaving the post of judge.

Kudrin and his wife are buying clothes for a new job.

Kudrin's wife tells about how her husband went to the position of judge.

Assistant Prosecutor P.P. Matveev, in a situation similar to the one in which Kudrin found himself, refused to bring an illegal protest.

P.P. Matveev tells what he was accused of after these events.

People in the park are doing physical education.

The police take a woman out of the building.

L.S. Kudrin works as a loader.

Portrait of L.S. Kudrin at a new workplace.

A policeman is on duty in the square.

Winter in Sverdlovsk.

Key words

Prosecutor's Office.
Freedom of speech.


L.S. Kudrin. T.I. Isakova. A.V. Markin. P.P. Matveev.

Locations: Sverdlovsk [876]

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