Disinfo: It is a lie that Holodomor in Ukraine was provoked against some ethnic groups


If somebody starts telling you that the Holodomor, the famine in the Union [the USSR], was provoked purposefully, against some ethnic groups there, against the Ukrainians, it is a lie, and it is a despicable lie.


According to Britannica, the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 was a result of Stalin's policies and a man-made demographic catastrophe unprecedented in peacetime. Of the estimated six to eight million people who died in the Soviet Union, about four to five million were Ukrainians. The famine was a direct assault on the Ukrainian peasantry, which had stubbornly continued to resist collectivization; indirectly, it was an attack on the Ukrainian village, which traditionally had been a key element of Ukrainian national culture. Its deliberate nature is underscored by the fact that no physical basis for famine existed in Ukraine. On 23 October 2008, the European Parliament adopted a resolution that recognised the Holodomor as a crime against humanity, caused by the deliberate policies of Stalin's USSR www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2008-0523+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN, . On 28 April 2010, a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resolution declared the famine was caused by the "cruel and deliberate actions and policies of the Soviet regime" and was responsible for the deaths of "millions of innocent people" in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Russia assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=17845&lang=en, .


  • Reported in: Issue 89
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/11/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: USSR, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Holodomor
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Disinfo: The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia hindered a coup d'etat led by the West, and secured peace

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