Volodin said Yakovlev’s contribution to the strengthening of the Russian judicial system

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Attachability in fotoracconti of the RF President Veniamin Yakovlev. Archival photoVolodin said Yakovlev’s contribution to the strengthening of the Russian judicial system© RIA Novosti / Dmitry attachability to the photobank

The speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin on behalf of the deputies and personally expressed condolences to the family of presidential adviser Veniamin Yakovlev, for his contributions to the development of the Russian judicial system.

Advisor to the President of Russia Yakovlev died on Tuesday at 87-m to year of life, reported by the Association of lawyers of Russia.

«He made a great personal contribution to the development of Russian statehood and judicial system, participated in the drafting of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. His name is associated with the formation of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, which he headed for many years» — quoted Volodin on the website of the state Duma.

Volodin called Yakovleva gifted scientist and statesman who devoted his life to the service of law and society, and did much for the development of domestic law and strengthening of justice.

From 1989 to 1991, Yakovlev was appointed Minister of justice of the USSR, simultaneously from 1990 to 1991 was the chief state arbiter of the USSR and Chairman of the Supreme arbitration court of the USSR. In late 1991 he was appointed state adviser on legal policy under the President of the USSR. In April 1992, Yakovlev headed the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation. From 31 January 2005 to the last days of his life he was the Advisor to the President of Russia.

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