The Actual Problems of the Russian Law Journal is an academic and practical law journal devoted to current issues of the theory of law, practice of its application, improvement of the legislation, and problems of legal education.

Sections of the Journal cover all major branches of law, take into account the full range of legal issues, including the theory and history of the State and law, constitutional law, civil law, criminal law, international law, etc. On the pages of the Journal, you can find expert opinions on landmark cases, conference proceedings, reviews of the most recent legal publications.

The Journal publishes articles written by well-known scholars and practitioners, professors of leading Russian universities, judges, government officials.

The Journal is founded and has been published by Kutafin Moscow State Law University since 2004.

Frequency: Monthly.

An academic peer-reviewed law journal.

Included in the Russian Index of Scientific Citing.

  • The Journal is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media - Roskomnadzor (Certificate PI No. FS77-25128 of May 7, 2014).
  • The Journal is registered by the ISSN International Center (ISSN 1994-1471).
  • The Journal has been included in the index of the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
  • Each article is assigned a unique DOI prefix.
  • The Journal is included in the largest international database of periodicals Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
  • The Journal is included in "ConsultantPlus", "Garant" legal reference systems.
  • The Journal is included in “CyberLeninka” open science hub.


The Journal “Lex Russica” (The Russian Law) is an academic law journal established by the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and devoted to the fundamental problems of the theory of the State and law, efficiency of law enforcement and improvement of the legislative process.

Also, the Journal publishes the most significant research works (R&D) carried out by order of federal executive authorities and other organizations, the results of other research projects and scientific and methodological activities of the University, including scientific meetings, symposia, and conferences.

The Journal has been publishing research papers and articles written by leading legal scholars.

  • The Journal is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media - Roskomnadzor (certificate PI No. FS77-58927 of August 5, 2014) and the ISSN International Center  (ISSN 1729-5920).
  • The Journal has been included in the index of the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
  • Each article is assigned a unique DOI prefix.
  • The Journal is included in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).
  • Also, it is Included in the largest international database of periodicals Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • The Journal is included in "ConsultantPlus", " Garant" legal reference systems.
The journal is included in the “CyberLeninka” open science hub.

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