Sergey Radchenko

Putin has revived the cruelty of the Soviet regime

Among the many Russians who have protested against the war in Ukraine was 26-year-old Muscovite Aleksandra Kaluzhskikh, who was arrested earlier this month. She managed to record her interrogation while she was being beaten and sexually humiliated by police shouting expletives. ‘Look at the schmuck,’ one of her interrogators said, as Kaluzhskikh sighed and sobbed.

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Sergey Radchenko
Sergey Radchenko is a professor at the Kissinger Center, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.

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