The disastrous Soviet famine of 1932-34 was a result of Josef Stalin’s policy of forced farm collectivization and crop export, exacerbated by the murder of thousands of kulaks (rural landowners). Peasants starved to death across Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, the Soviet Union was exporting millions of tons of grain to prove to the world that the Communist system of agriculture was a success. Historians of the post-Soviet era cite death toll figures near 20 million people.
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- Soviet famine of 1932–33 – Wikipedia
The Soviet famine of 1932–33 was a major famine that killed millions of people in the major grain-producing areas of the Soviet Union, including Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, Volga Region and Kazakhstan, the South Urals, and West Siberia.
- The Soviet Famine of 1932-1934 – Jstor
The answer seems to be that the famine of 1932-34, unlike its pre- … 1 Cited by H. H. Fisher in The Famine in Soviet Russia, 1919-1923, Macmillan, New York,.
- Holodomor | Facts, Definition, & Death Toll | Britannica
The Ukrainian famine, however, was made deadlier by a series of political decrees and decisions that were aimed mostly or only at Ukraine. In acknowledgement …
- How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World – The Atlantic
Oct 13, 2017 – The result was a catastrophe: At least 5 million people perished of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Among them were nearly 4 million …
- The Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 | Sciences Po …
Over four million people starved to death between the fall of 1932 and the summer of 1933 in Ukraine and the Kuban, an administrative unit of the Russian …