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The Corpse of a Russian Soldier, and the Cold but Human Urge to Look

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

13 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

A gut-wrenching, first-person account from a New York Times journalist on the ground in Ukraine on the "urge to gawk at the unspoken parts of war."

HUSARIVKA, Ukraine — There’s a dead guy in there.

He is charred black, almost like he had been welded inside the Russian military vehicle as it exploded.

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