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Public executions in USSR

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Mar 2014, 11:30
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Post 14 Mar 2014, 11:36
As I understand the Soviet gov't was not very keen on public executions. They were not practiced in piece time, only during the Russian Civil War by both sides and during WW2 against collaborators and nazi POWs.

I have a question about the latter. Did the Soviet authorities organize these executions on their own initiative or under the pressure of the population?
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Post 16 May 2014, 20:37
During the war, odds are any executions would have been impromptu affairs by local military units, often because it was simply faster than escorting prisoners to the rear.

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Feb 2012, 16:12
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Post 15 Aug 2014, 05:50
Elly1989 wrote:
As I understand the Soviet gov't was not very keen on public executions. They were not practiced in piece time, only during the Russian Civil War by both sides and during WW2 against collaborators and Nazi war criminals.


Fixed that for you.


By and large the Soviets shipped regular POWs to POW camps. The mass killing of POWs was a nasty Axis hobby that the Soviets usually didn't share. They liquidated prisoners when imprisoning them wasn't feasible (ie capture by Partisans and so on), otherwise they were imprisoned.

It was SS men, various génocidaires, commanders and members of units responsible for heinous war crimes and willing collaborators that got kicked off trucks with nooses around their necks.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Feb 2015, 11:08
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Post 18 Feb 2015, 11:46
It's really exciting Post your great never met anyone out to much information as you can.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Jul 2014, 11:33
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Post 20 Feb 2015, 14:00
KlassWar wrote:

Fixed that for you.


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