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The Right of Blood Revenge In a Medieval Ukraine

“… immortal revenge …”, – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

The idea and practice of blood revenge existed in ancient societies around the world. But there were not so many countries in which the right of blood revenge was enshrined in a legal written code.

In 1016, the legal code “Rus’ka Pravda” (Rus’ka Truth) was drawn up and approved in a medieval state called  Kyivan Rus’. The capital of this state was Kyiv. Nota bene: such a famous city as Moscow did not exist at that time yet.

The first article of “Rus’ka Pravda” is quite indicative: “When a man kills a man, the brother of the slain, or the father or the son, or the brother of the eldest son, or other brothers, must take revenge.”

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Person And The Subject Of the Law (Legal Fiction)

“If I’m curt with you it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get out of this.”

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

Law as an idea is self-sufficient and can exist indefinitely without a person, but the exercise of law without persons is impossible and hence, the law as a legislation can not be a law for no one.

A person may also exist without a Law as a separate entity, but in the case of the existence of only one person, the legislation is nonsense.

At the same time, each person has a law in himself and the movement of law is due to the interpenetration of a law in person and the person in law. The law born inside a person comes out and is combined with the law as an idea.

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