Ah! THESE would perhaps be the SAME Soviet lawyers you were so dismissive of YESTERDAY?
The fact is, however - they were legally wrong
they may have emphasized, but that was BECAUSE the international community didn't accept them as being covered by them any onger! AND they International community had watched them make their erroneous attempts at signalling their LIMITED abiding by them!
Sergey, remember about English not neing your first language, as you claim when YOU want to - "irrespective of whether they ever signed or deposited an instrument of accession to the documents themselves" is confirmation that they DIDN'T ever sign or deposit and instrument on accession in Holland.
The present Convention shall be ratified as soon as possible. The ratifications shall be deposited at The Hague.
The first deposit of ratifications shall be recorded in a procès-verbal signed by the Representatives of the Powers which take part therein and by the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The subsequent deposits of ratifications shall be made by means of a written notification, addressed to the Netherlands Government and accompanied by the instrument of ratification.
[/b]A duly certified copy of the procès-verbal relative to the first deposit of ratifications, of the notifications mentioned in the preceding paragraph, as well as of the instruments of ratification, shall be immediately sent by the Netherlands Government[/b], through the diplomatic channel, to the Powers invited to the Second Peace Conference, as well as to the other Powers which have adhered to the Convention. In the cases contemplated in the preceding paragraph the said Government shall at the same time inform them of the date on which it received the notification.
The simple fact is - Russia refused to re-ratify the Conventions, and EACH time that they were caught out by a pressing NEED to - Finland, Barbarossa etc., - they tried to claim it wasn't necessary. But it WAS necessary, and the process - which they failed on MANY occasions to adhere to - was VERY clearly set out and was VERY simple and easy to do.
Sergey - face it; the USSR didn't WANT to ratify the Hague Conventions If it DID, then it was a VERY simple thing to do, and could have benefitted them so much. INSTEAD they tried in June 1918, in 1939, and in July 1941 to arrange a partial
abiding to only
the bits THEY wanted to use. The Hague Conventions couldn't be "parted-out" like that they had to be all or nothing. They knew where they had to send any agreements to - and instead they tried to sneak it in via the ICRC. ALL your sources are confirming this!
That's even MORE straw blowing on the wind.