The perception of forensic psychiatry in Russia has been affected by the abuse of psychiatry for the detention of political dissidents during the later Soviet period (Smith & Oleszczuk, 1996). The Royal College of Psychiatrists played a key role in sanctioning the Soviet Society of Psychiatrists, but reintegration of Russian psychiatry into the international community of psychiatry now seems to be well underway.
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