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Truth Teller: Gareth Jones

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is nothing new—yet in the 1930s, the crimes committed by Russia and Stalin were not as publicized as the conflict today. After all, this was a time before the age of the internet and social media. Yet, because of one man’s heroic actions, the truth about Russia’s crimes under Stalin’s rule eventually became widely known. Join us for an important story about Gareth Jones, a Welshman in Ukraine.

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This episode was hosted by Joe Dombrowski, written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.