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Final Judgment: My Life as a Soviet Defense Attorney
Final Judgment: My Life as a Soviet Defense Attorney
By Dina Kaminskaya
Simon and Schuster, 1983, 364 pp
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A revealing first-hand account of the workings of the Soviet system of criminal justice. The author defended a number of prominent dissidents (Bukovsky, Litvinov, Galanskov and others) and in time, being unwilling to compromise, had to give up her profession and her country. The book is a companion piece to The Corrupt Society by her husband, Konstantin Simis (noted in Foreign Affairs, Winter 1982/83).