1936 Soviet Constitution

The text here is based on the English translation of the constitution adopted in December 1936, published in 1938 by the State Political Publishing House of the USSR. The amendments were adopted at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th sessions of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. They have been taken from the1941 edition of the Soviet Constitution.

Amendments have been made as follows: Article 13 was amended at the 6th, 7th, and 8th sessions of the Supreme Soviet; Article 22 at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th Sessions; Article 23 at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th sessions; Articles 26, 28, 29, 49 and 70 at the 1st session; Article 48 at the 7th session; Articles 77, 78 and 83 at the 1st, 3rd and 8th sessions. The 1st session was held in January, 1938; the 2nd session in August, 1938; the 3rd session in May, 1939; the 6th Session in April, 1940; the 7th Session in, August, 1940; the 8th session in March, 1941. The 4th and 5th sessions adopted no amendments.

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