When the all-embracing communist system collapsed, and with it the state-run central economy, the new Russia lacked a body of laws to replace the rules of the state-run central economy. In drafting such a civil code, the Russians turned to Dutch legal experts for help because the Netherlands has the most up-to-date civil code in the Western world. Marijke van der Meer takes a look behind the scenes of this law-making process.
Producer: Marijke van der Meer
Broadcast: April 26, 2000