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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

Red Famine:  Stalin

by Anne Abblebaum,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 12, 2017

In June 1932, Joseph Stalin told his subordinates to "pay serious attention to Ukraine." He refused to take responsibility for the famine that was killing millions. Instead, he blamed the famine and unrest on "anti-Soviet" elements. He subsequently unleashed a purge to ensure that Ukraine was transformed "into a true fortress of the USSR."


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