Domestic arbitration : legal framework.

Soviet law did not allow the private resolution of disputes. Recognition of the non-state tribunals would make the state a hostage of the free and, consequently, unpredictable will of the parties. It was unacceptable for ideological reasons. The Federal law 'On arbitration tribunals' which allowed resolution of domestic disputes by non-state arbitrators was enacted quite recently, on July 24, 2002.