In the course of the first, as well as the ulterior Soviet occupation communist authorities from Moscow managed MSSR basing on Soviet legislation, operating in all union republics. For successful implementation of general public repressions, People’s Commissariat for Justice of the USSR had created in Bessarabia double system of justice bodies, for those on the left bank. Thus, there were founded circuit and district courts, which contributed to creation of several court districts in certain Bessarabian regions.
In order to adjust new territorial possessions to soviet legislation, on the territory of the MSSR there was put in circulation USSR legislation by means of law codes of the Ukrainian SSR.
Moreover, for communist regime the Soviet legislation was just a justification of communist theory and had been broken every time Kremlin authorities needed to justify criminal policy. The example of this is creation of MSSR, which broke even Soviet legislation.
Mariana S. Țăranu
Khrushchev’s Thaw and liberation of Bessarabians from the Gulag (1953-1963)
Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XI [XXVI], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie