Category Archives: Stalin

Dekulakization. How Stalin liquidated the Ukrainian peasant class (cont’d)

Article by: Iryna Shtohrin Source: Radio Liberty Translated by: Christine Chraibi Editor’s NoteOn January 30, 1930, the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU(b) issued a resolution ‘On measures for the liquidation of kulak property’, ​​which launched widespread repressions against peasants and small landowners, a process known as ‘dekulakization’. The resolution formally enshrined Stalin’s directives, voiced by the Soviet leader on January 21,

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The Dilemma of the Great Terror: How to Report Roman Protasevich’s ‘Confession’?

The “interview” of Roman Protasevich — which bears resemblance to Stalin’s infamous show trials — presents a challenge to journalists covering it. The film Mission to Moscow was released in the United States in 1943, in the heat of World War II. Based on the memoirs of former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph E. Davies, it became nearly

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Soviet-era repression, deportation & famine wiped out a third of Ukraine’s population

Editor’s Note It is literally impossible to count the exact number of victims of political repression in Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, tens of thousands of people were executed, hundreds of thousands were imprisoned, sent to concentration camps or maximum security penal colonies, and interned in psychiatric wards. During the Great Terror/Purge of 1937-1938 alone, 198,918

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Children of Stalin’s Terror Win Crucial Housing Case

The children of victims of Stalin-era repressions have the right to receive state housing in the cities where their parents had been deported from, Russia’s Supreme Court has said in a landmark ruling Tuesday. Amendments to the 1991 law rehabilitating victims of Soviet-era political repressions adopted in 2005 contradict the Russian Constitution because they make it “impossible” for their children

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U.S. State Department on Holodomor: Soviet Union could not break spirit of Ukrainian people

22:40, 23 November 2019 Ortagus said Ukraine is again under attack today. U.S. State Department on Holodomor Remembrance Day has said the Soviet Union could not break the spirit of the Ukrainian people. “This November we honor and remember the millions of Ukrainians who perished eighty-six years ago during Holodomor, the catastrophic famine created by the barbaric policies of the

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Putin Says It’s ‘Cynical’ to Blame Stalin for World War II

The president highlighted the Soviet Union’s role in defeating the Nazis. Blaming Stalin for starting World War II is “the height of cynicism,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has said amid renewed discussion over the Soviet Union’s role in the conflict. “To say that Stalin unleashed the war is the height of cynicism,” Putin said at an international conference in southern

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