The article is devoted to the questions of objective truth as the goal of proof, its correlation with the aim of proof, the role of court in establishing objective truth in a criminal case. Problems of reform of criminal procedure legislation are touched upon. The possibility of establishing objective truth as a result of criminally￾remedial proof, of the fallacy to judge in modern conditions from the goal of proof and goal of criminal process in general and also inadmissibility of laying on the court the duty to fill in the gaps of proof made by the authorities of criminal prosecution authorities in pre-trial proceedings is established.

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V. S. Shadrin

Saint-Petersburg Juridical Institute (branch) of Academy of General Prosecutor’s
Office of the Russian Federation

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