Today, Ukrainians all over the world commemorate the victims of Holodomor in 1932-1933 – a man-maid famine and an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people organized by the Soviet government to destroy the Ukrainian nation as a political factor and social entity.
“Death solves all problems. No human, no problem.” - said Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union until 1953. During winter 1932-33, 17 people died from hunger in Ukraine every minute, 1000 people died every hour, 25,000 died every day. According to demographic studies, the number of victims in Ukraine can be estimated at about 3 million to 7 million.
As of 2022, 17 countries have recognized Holodomor as genocide on the state level. Starvation was used by the Soviet authorities as a cheap and efficient weapon against strangling Ukrainian resistance to the Communist regime.
This year, 90 years after Holodomor, for Ukrainians, the date feels like a tragic deja vu since Russia’s methods of today’s war against Ukraine show nothing but its tendency to repeat historical patterns. Putin continues Stalin’s policy of Ukraine genocide: not only by bombs and missiles that fall almost daily on Ukrainian cities, but also by the threat of darkness, cold, and hunger.
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