Monday, June 15, 2015

Russia 2015 Stamp Issue
Russian Lawyers - Roman Andriyovych Rudenko


  :: ISSUE DATE: 6 May 2015
   :: STAMP SIZE: 37 x 37 mm
    :: CIRCULATION: 272 000
     :: STAMP DESIGN: C. Ulyanovsk  

Roman Andriyovych Rudenko was a Ukrainian Soviet lawyer. He was the Prosecutor of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1944-1953 and Chief Prosecutor of the entire Soviet Union from 1953.

He is also well known for acting as the Soviet Chief Prosecutor at the main trial of the major Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials and Chief Prosecutor at the Trial of the Sixteen. He held military rank as a Lt.General at the time he served at Nuremberg.

Rudenko was also one of the chief commandants of NKVD special camp Nr. 7, a former Nazi concentration camp, until its closure in 1950. Of the 60,000 prisoners incarcerated there under his supervision, 12,500 died due to malnutrition and disease. No trial was held.

Серия «Выдающиеся юристы России». Р.А. Руденко (1907-1981)