Cargo 200

Cargo 200


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Masja Novikova, Russia, Ukraine, 2015, 52 min., in Russian and Ukrainian language (Slovak subtitles, English subtitles)

Every day, Russian soldiers perish in the war in Ukraine – a war that has not officially been declared. Their bodies are secretly returned to Russia under the code name ‘cargo 200’. Instead of a hero’s funeral, an anonymous grave awaits them. The battlefield of the undeclared war in Ukraine takes its daily toll of casualties. Who are those conscripts, mercenaries and officers that take up arms for Russia in Ukraine? Why are they willing to put their lives at stake? Reporters who write about them being buried secretly are threatened and molested, and the name signs on the military graves have been replaced by numbers. The families of survivors are subject to intimidation by the secret service and dare not speak out.



Thematic Category: Right to Know

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