Russian Famine Caused by Communist Government

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.

      Josef Stalin
      Prime Minister
      Soviet Union, Russia

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