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The Torture Museum in Moscow gives visitors a chance to explore the history of torture and executions in Russia.
It features various instruments and methods used to torture criminal offenders of the past.
Founder of the museum Valeriy Pereverzev told RT that he views these items of torture as “pieces of art”, adding, “for me this is a great example of creativity of designers, as we call them now, of the past centuries.”
Also, there is a separate section dedicated to the torturers of Soviet yesteryear, and etchings depicting torture and executions.
The museum offers horrific sights from the past that provide a window into the less civilized and highly grotesque society from centuries ago.
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A top EU court ruled Wednesday to remove Hamas from a list of terror organizations.
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Israeli forces stormed Askar refugee camp and fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse stone-throwing Palestinians
Jordan submits a Security Council draft resolution sets a November 2016 deadline for Israel to withdraw from territories it has occupied since 1967. An alternative French proposal calling for a resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians within two years is also being discussed.
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Human rights center wants German Federal Prosecutor to investigate members of Bush administration