Torture is a Part of Russia's State Policy | The Gaze | Shunned History | Season 2, Episode 9
"Shunned History" is all about digging into the hidden corners of political history around the globe. Ever been curious about why certain events went down the way they did? Who had a stake in the game? And what unfolded afterward? Well, tune in and get ready to uncover the truth!
In today's episode, our host David Walker will tell us about the Terror. After the liberation of Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia, the world witnessed horrifying scenes. Mass graves filled with bodies of the fallen, including hundreds of innocent civilians, women, and children. Many of the bodies bore gruesome signs of torture. In practically every liberated town, places of inhumane detainment and torture were uncovered. Sometimes, they were set up in basements, and shockingly, even in schools and daycare centers. The testimonies of survivors were enough to send shivers down one's spine.
Bucha and Izyum, the names of these small towns, are now known worldwide. They've become symbols of Russian cruelty and brutality. It seemed as if the darkest images from the medieval inquisition had come to life. Nothing like this had been seen since World War II. Today, we are discussing how terror and torture have become part of Russia's state policy.