Holodomor: Stalin’s genocidal famine of 1932-1933 | Infographic



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Holodomor (“death by hunger” in Ukrainian) refers to the starvation of at least four million Ukrainians in 1932–33 as a result of Soviet policies. The Holodomor can be seen as the culmination of an assault by the Communist Party and Soviet state on the Ukrainian peasantry, who resisted Soviet policies. This assault occurred in the context of a campaign of intimidation and arrests of Ukrainian intellectuals, writers, artists, religious leaders, and political cadres, who were seen as a threat to Soviet ideological and state-building aspirations.

The Ukrainian peasants were given impossible high quotas of the amount of grain to submit to the Soviet state. Special teams were sent in to search homes and confiscate all produce to the last grain. A particularly brutal law called “5 ears of grain law” was passed, following which starving Ukrainians were shot on the spot for gathering grain that remained on the field after the harvest.

As a result, at least four million people starved to death in Ukraine. At the height of the Holodomor, 28,000 people were dying per day. This number does not include the ethnic Ukrainians outside the Ukrainians SSR who died, the half million people deported from Ukraine during collectivization or the thousands of religious, cultural and political leaders who were destroyed.

The USSR attempted to cover up the Holodomor, and Russia continues to deny or diminish it to the very day.



Edited by: A. N.

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  • Murf

    An the Nazi’s war in the east was not directed at the Russians specifically but that doesn’t stop them from getting all spun up about it.

    • Murf

      People tend to hold grudges when you kill 20 million of them. Even it effected others also.

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    truth be told screwie, your line is the official propaganda line has not changed from the soviet era, no one believes it anymore. so why do you bother. The other areas you mentioned were heavily populated by Ukrainians ex-pats. All Ukrainians all over the fsu were targets of this genocide and you know it.

    • Mykola Potytorsky

      yeah your line is straight from moscowpedia. The famine’s primary targets were Ukrainians in the fsu, anyone who also died during the Holodomor who were non-Ukrainians were collateral damage -collateral damage that Uncle joe did not care about, just the cost of doing “business” too bad so sad was his line. get over it comrade dude.

  • Vol Ya

    Russian troll alert.