Bucha, Chechnya, and Russian War Crimes

Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine are being revealed as its military is pushed back. In the Kyiv suburbs, evidence of summary executions, torture and rape are being revealed.

All countries are guilty of crimes during war, but Russia deserves special mention for its actions in the last hundred years.

At the end of World War II and the occupation of Germany after, at least 2 million German women were raped by Russian soldiers, along with other atrocities on the most brutal front in the war.

In the Afghan war, Russia was infamous for using landmines that looked like toys for kids to pick up.

And in Chechnya more rape, bombardment of civilians and executions.

Joining us to talk about this cheery topic today is Professor Amir Weiner of Stanford. He studies the Soviet Union and Russia and their way of war.

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