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February 15, 2012 2:41 PM Subscribe
LateImperialRussianHistoryFilter: What penalties under the law might a Russian man or woman in 1890 face for adultery?
posted by Pallas Athena to Law & Government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
From my limited reading on the subject, I know that adultery was legal grounds for divorce by a husband or wife. But in 1890, was it also a criminal offence? If someone were accused and convicted of adultery in a Russian court of law, would they be facing a fine, prison time, or worse?
Just curious... and also putting together some program notes for a Chekhov play.