The Soviet Court as a Propaganda Instrument II: The Semenchuk Case, 1936

By Anna Lukina As one of the most publicized and mysterious —yet surprisingly obscured— Soviet criminal cases, the Semenchuk case (1936) provides one of the most striking examples of the use of the Soviet court as an instrument of propaganda.[1] The Semenchuk case was, in many ways, a “rehearsal” for the subsequent infamous Moscow Show … More The Soviet Court as a Propaganda Instrument II: The Semenchuk Case, 1936