Putin just released “the national standards for mass graves.” Their official title is “Urgent burial of corpses in peacetime and wartime.” Here are the details of the guidance. It makes a great companion read to NYC’s proposed legislation to inter groups of people in unnamed facilities because the governor thinks they are dangerous. First, you inter them, and then you arrange them in 4 neat layers as the linked document proposes.
It starts to look like they think there are too many of us and we are getting in the way. To understand what’s going on and why, I highly recommend Zygmunt Bauman’s Wasted Lives. It was written almost 20 years ago, yet it was already clear back then where things were trending.