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Thursday, January 22, 2009


The Lunar New Year is just days away… with all the festive celebration going on, let’s not forget about the less fortunate as well as historical issues of importance.

Came across this site recently about holodomor, which apparently claims to be the truth about 'Holodomor of 1932-1933' and provides unbiased information and facts about the 'Golodomor' in the Soviet Union.

Like a true horror story, the Soviet famine of 1932-1933 affected most major grain-producing agricultural areas of the Soviet Union, including Northern Caucasus, Volga Region, South Urals, West Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The Communist governments of the Soviet Republics apparently seized grains from the peasantry and exported most of their Republic's agricultural output to the West in order to sustain the rapid economic transformation - "Industrialization" and "Collectivization" part of the policy as designed by Joseph Stalin, who was then the ruling the country.

The term 'Golodomor' means the «mass hunger» or the «great hunger». This caused million of victims throughout the Soviet Union in 1932-1933.

Scholars estimate about 6-8 million peasants deaths, that is almost the entire population of present day Singapore, during the famine of 1932-1933:

Central Russia approximately 2 million
Kazhastan approximately 1.7 million
Ukraine approximately 1.3 million
North Caucasus approximately 1 million

May we learn from the past and prevent such unfortunate incidents from ever happening again!

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