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ON EVIDENCE AND PROOF IN CIVIL PROCEDURE (IN MEMORY OF PROFESSOR M.K. TREUSHNIKOV)

T.V. SAKHNOVA,
Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor,
Head of the Department of Civil Procedure,
Siberian Federal University

Proof and evidence reflect the quintessence of civil procedure; this is the “litmus test”, which
inevitably and clearly shows the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of basic principles, efficiency
(or ineffectiveness) of the legislative paradigm of civil procedure, predictive function of science.
It is no coincidence that the problems of proof and evidence-including in their traditional
hypostasis-have always been the focus of attention of prominent domestic proceduralists,
beginning in the 19th century. A pleiad of Russian pre-revolutionary scholars who turned their
eyes to forensic evidence – E.V. Vaskovskii, A.Kh. Golmsten, K.I. Malyshev, E.A. Nefediev,
B.V. Popov, – which is continued in the 20th century by S.N. Abramov, A.F. Kleinman,
S.V. Kurylev, P.P. Gureev, L.P. Smyshliaev, Ia.L. Shtutin, and K.S. Iudelson (we do not aim
to name all names) is brilliant. And not coincidentally, we believe, the problems of judicial
proof and judicial evidence became the core of scientific research and achievements of
Professor M.K. Treushnikov, who continued the best traditions of domestic jurisprudence
and formulated the basis of the modern evidential paradigm in civil proceedings, which was
legislatively reflected in the 2002 Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: Mikhail Konstantinovich Treushnikov; proof; evidence; way to law; civil
procedure; doctrine; jurisprudence; science of law.

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Information about the author

T.V. Sakhnova (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Head
of the Department of Civil Procedure, Siberian Federal University (79 Svobodnyi Av.,
Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russia; e-mail: civil.law.process@gmail.com).

Recommended citation

Sakhnova T.V. O dokazyvanii i dokazatel’stvakh v tsivilisticheskom protsesse (pamiati
professora M.K. Treushnikova) [On Evidence and Proof in Civil Procedure (in Memory
of Professor M.K. Treushnikov)]. Vestnik grazhdanskogo protsessa – Herald of Civil
Procedure, 2021, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 34–48. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.24031/2226-
0781-2021-11-5-34-48

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