... unlike in the Soviet Union, where everything you did was [a] crime unless there's a specific statute that says that what you did is legal; everything is illegal unless it's statutorily legal.
Now, I'm pretty sure that's false and merely anti-USSR cold-war-style propaganda, but I've never read up on the USSR's legal system - could I be wrong? Is there any basis for that claim?
- This question does not regard the rest of that interview, which isn't about the USSR at all.
- I'm looking for official legal texts - constitution, "basic" laws, criminal/civil codes, etc.
- If you happen to think that statement is a joke, that doesn't matter; I just want concrete evidence (which, if this is a joke, would be evidence to the contrary of the claim).