Disinfo: Holodomor was a story invented by a British spy


The genocidal famine was an invention of Robert Conquest, a British spy who published with Praeger Press, the CIA publication house. He had an audience during the Cold War because the archives were secret.

Now that the archives have been opened, it is established that the famine had natural purely causes and that the Soviet powers did everything to stop it and save people, while capitalist famines cause far more deaths, even today. Also the famine was not limited to Ukraine but also affected the south of Russia, so it must have due to natural causes.


This is an example of gross historical revisionism and a recurring pro Kremlin disinformation narrative about Holodomor, claiming that there was no deliberately caused famine in Ukraine.

The Holodomor was an man-made famine deliberately caused by Stalin with the aim of remove a perceived Ukrainian threat to the Soviet regime. The Soviet state took away livestock, crops and seeds from the peasants under the guise that they "plundered" state property. The Soviet law on the seizure of food from peasants was adopted in 1932 and is known as the "Five Spikelet Law". Anyone who gathered several ears of wheat on the collective farm field was a culprit of "theft of state property". The punishment for theft of kolkhoz or cooperative property was the death sentence. This law was personally attributed to Joseph Stalin. The famine of 1932-1933 claimed the lives of 7 to 10 million citizens of the Soviet Union; the disaster affected not only Ukraine but also parts of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Russia.

The Holodomor is well documented and confirmed by a huge array of declassified documents, including official documents of the Soviet authorities and the Communist Party. In 2006, the Verkhovna Rada officially recognised the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. According to the latest data, 15 UN member states and the Vatican state recognise the Holodomor as an act of genocide in Ukraine. The European Parliament and PACE have recognised the Holodomor as a crime of the Soviet regime against their own people and a crime against humanity.

See similar cases including Russophobic historical concepts, including so-called Holodomor-genocide, have brought Ukraine to a civil war , Holodomor is a myth invented of American propaganda , Holodomor-Genocide invented by Ukraine , Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was not a genocide of the population .


  • Reported in: Issue 256
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/08/2021
  • Article language(s) French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: Genocide, Holodomor, Joseph Stalin, CIA, Propaganda, Secret services
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