Fresh Meat

The Russian Civil War saw atrocities on both sides.  The Cossacks, especially, were feared for their brutality.  Once, three sealed trains reached Petrograd from the south, labeled “fresh meat.”  The Bolsheviks opened the trains, only to behold a grisly sight.  Inside the trains were the blood-stained corpses of Red Guards, placed into obscene positions by their killers.

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