The Kovalyov Readings (KR 2018) is a unique international conference annually held in Yekaterinburg and attended by leading legal scholars and practitioners.
The Conference has been held by the Criminal Law Department of the Ural State Law University since 2004. Over these years, the Conference has grown into a large-scale international forum to exchange ideas on the most topical issues put before the international legal society. More than 600 speakers and 2,000 participants from 16 countries have taken part in the Conference.
Traditionally, the «Kovalyov Readings» research-to-practice conference is held by the Criminal Law Department of the Ural State Law University (USLU). It owes its name to Mitrofan Ivanovich Kovalyov (1922 - 2002), a prominent Russian scientist, a Great Patriotic War participant, a longstanding head of the Criminal Law Department at the Sverdlovsk Law Institute (SLI), a founder of the Ural criminal law school, Honored Worker of Sciences of the RSFSR, teacher of numerous generations of students at SLI-USLU, Doctor of Law and Professor.