We know quite a lot about the jury in the USA thanks to legal drama genre. However, we do not know as much about jury in Russia which has been there since early 1990s.
In this video we are going to talk about Russian jury. How do they select the jurors? What kind of people can join jury? Can anybody manipulate them? Are jury court verdicts more fair compared to regular courts?
We have interviewed a number of jurors who took part in real hearings so you can listen to their first hand experience.
00:41 What do we know about jury in Russia?
02:19 We invited real jurors for an interview
04:15 Real stories from Russian courts
09:24 How do they select jurors? Why is it tricky?
12:49 Who can challenge a juror?
14:06 "Some jurors had alcohol during the hearing" - What kind of people become jurors?
22:19 How much are jurors paid?
24:11 Why are jurors asked not to watch TV neither follow media?
27:24 Role of prosecutors and lawyers at jury court
32:10 Why are you not allowed to discuss torture in jury court?
34:59 20% of verdicts produced by jury courts in Russia are acquittals compared to less than 1% of acquittals in regular courts. Why so?
37:45 Why 40% of jury acquittals were reviewed?
40:42 History of jury courts
46:10 How do jurors feel about the accused?
48:13 Why are legal dramas and TV shows so popular?
51:54 Some cases cannot be considered by jury courts. Which ones?
55:44 Case of O. J. Simpson
57:05 Case of Vera Zasulich, a revolutionary
59:57 What happens in jury rooms?
01:03:04 Anna Politkovskaya's murder case. Why some jurors acquitted the accused while others did not?
01:04:40 What do jurors feel when a verdict is delivered?
01:06:40 Why jury courts are important?