While we often like to laugh at the lavish lifestyles some of the Russian prison population enjoy (toga parties, sushi, and questionable interior decorating) there is of course another life in the Russian big house.
One extreme example has come to light thanks to an anonymous YouTube uploader, who has revealed videos of deputy warden Sergei Zychkov beating female prisoners at an unnamed prison in the Amur region.
I think some of Russia’s prisons can be compared to World War II era concentration camps. We hear reports of inmates being beaten, tortured and raped. Prisoners also have very little recourse in such instances of abuse, because it’s nearly impossible to lodge a complaint or alert anyone on the outside.
Have a look below, more videos are available at France 24:
Warning, the video is graphic:
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