during the red terror, the checka, the bolshevik’s secret…

during the red terror, the checka, the bolshevik’s secret police, committed eqecutions against those who protested that conditions under bloshevism than under the tsar, about food shortages or grain requisitioning, and general persons considered to be counter-revolutionary. atrocities committed by the cheka included peeling the skin off of hands in the manner of gloves, branding, burning alive, burying alive only to dig victims back up again, and scalping.