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The roots of the famine lay in the tortured, blood-stained relationship between Russia and Ukraine, a source of international tension and human suffering to this day. Once, much of it belonged to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but then it was conquered by the emerging Russian Empire.Ever since, Russian nationalists have seen it as an integral part of their Eurasian dominion: even today, Mr Putin’s apologists often call it ‘New Russia’ or ‘Little Russia’.Starving children, mass graves, vigilantes, even cannibalism: the famine saw human nature stripped to the bone.‘I was so frightened by what had happened that I could not talk for several days,’ recalled one woman who escaped after her emaciated body was mistakenly thrown into a mass grave. And I screamed a lot.’Today, almost unbelievably, there are still those who deny the famine happened.Indeed, in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, the architect of the famine, Stalin, is routinely presented not as a monstrous tyrant but as an admirably strong leader who made Russia walk tall in the world.Thank goodness, then, for the journalist and author Anne Applebaum, whose new book, Red Famine, leaves no room for doubt about Stalin’s responsibility for what happened in Ukraine.Nor does she spare us the grim details of the fate of millions of innocent men, women and children who had the misfortune to find themselves guinea pigs in his monstrous Marxist experiment.In the West, it is nowhere near as well-known as it should be.
The collectivisation drive had Stalin’s fingerprints all over it.
And then, at the end of the Twenties, came disaster.
Determined to consolidate his rule after succeeding Lenin at the top of the Communist system, and increasingly impatient to break peasant resistance and move towards Utopia, Stalin ordered the collectivisation of the entire Soviet countryside.
There were even tales of people reduced to cannibalism.
In one village, the police arrested a man who had gone mad after his wife died.
As millions began to die, human feeling perished with them. In the province of Vinnytsia, a farmer tried to suffocate his starving children by lighting a fire and blocking the chimney.