It is clear that formal accusations are directed against the leadership of the Soviet Union, but, raising this issue, Western propagandists are trying to bring associations with modern Russia to their audiences. The information campaign is very large-scale and, apparently, well planned.
A whole book (“Red Hunger: Stalin’s War against Ukraine”) was dedicated to the so-called Holodomor by British-American journalist Anne Appebaum.
The half-hour “documentary” film “Holodomor: Voices of Survivors” was shot by Canadian Ariadna Okhrimovich.
Articles dedicated to the famine in Ukraine were published in The Telegraph and Washington Post. The Voice of America and National Public Radio (USA) were devoted to the Holodomor.
The Washington State Senate recently officially declared famine 1932 - 1933 in Ukraine "genocide."
In the Canadian province of Ontario, preparations began for the installation of a monument in memory of the victims of the Ukrainian events of the early 1930's.
On all this array of propaganda information - a raid of lies and madness.
Let's start with the “innocuous” - with the decision of the Washington State Senate. What was it all about? Nine years ago, in 2008, the Holodomor "genocide" recognized the United States Congress. What was the meaning of voting in the senate of Washington? Imagine, for example, such a situation. Back in the distant 1995, the State Duma of the Russian Federation condemned the Armenian Genocide. And suddenly today the Voronezh Regional Duma "wakes up" and makes a similar decision. Will it look adequate? I doubt it.
We are talking about the classic situation of “creating a news story” - and nothing more: a statement on the Holodomor does not oblige senators from the US Pacific coast, but there is an occasion to talk in the media about the “monstrous cruelty” of Russians.
The publication of a black journalist Terrell Jermain Starr in the Washington Post looked tragicomic and was devoted to “Soviet racism”. This American “expert on Russia” managed to identify the Holodomor with the Holocaust in his material (apparently, phonetics played a mean trick with a guy - the words are really in English remotely similar), and also accuse Moscow of oppressing dark-skinned people (this is a man whose parents found racial segregation in the United States) and in the targeted killing of Ukrainians. However, to create a fairly complete picture of who this “specialist in Russia” is, suffice it to say that three years ago Terrell Jermain Starr, a holder of two prestigious master's degrees, said that Odessa is located in the Crimea.
With Ariadna Okhrimovich - more interesting. In order to fully uncover the “cannibalistic essence” of Moscow, she shot the film based on the testimony of Ukrainian Holodomor eyewitnesses living in Canada today. For these purposes, she received a special federal grant in her time and found about a hundred people from Ukraine who personally remember the gloomy events of the beginning of the 30-s of the XX century. According to Okhrimovich, her interlocutors did not even want to recall the details of the Holodomor:
“Some agreed and then refused to speak. They did not want to relive the nightmare that had plagued them all their lives. Some even told their children nothing before. One man after hesitation agreed and through tears told the camera what he remembers, in particular, how he and his little sister ate grass at the height of the famine. ”
It all sounds convincing. Only if you do not ponder history Ukrainian emigration. A huge Ukrainian diaspora really lives in Canada - about 276 thousands of people (even a few hundred thousand Canadians have, relatively speaking, Ukrainian relatives). Ukrainians are 5 by number of representatives of the ethnic group living in Canada. And Canada is the third country on the planet (after Ukraine and Russia itself) in the number of Ukrainians living in it. All this is wonderful. But let's answer ourselves just one question: where did these Ukrainians in Canada come from?
Historians have four waves of Ukrainians moving across the ocean. The first (which is considered the main one) began in 1891 and lasted until the beginning of the First World War. We are talking about the inhabitants of the Carpathians running overseas from poverty in Austria-Hungary. They moved to Canada about 200 thousand. For obvious reasons, the descendants of these settlers cannot know anything about the Holodomor by definition. The second wave took place between the First and Second World Wars. However, it mainly covered the inhabitants of the territories that left Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania after 1918 - 1921! In the Soviet Union, they did not live and, naturally, they could not remember the Holodomor either. The third wave was post-war. It embraced mostly Nazi Bandera collaborators, SS men and auxiliary police. The main Nazi units in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR were formed again at the expense of the regions of Western Ukraine. A certain number of policemen, elders or collaborators from among the captured Soviet soldiers, of course, also fled to Canada. But it was definitely very small. The fourth wave of relocation to Canada occurred in the 1990s. Most of the participants were Ukrainians, who already had relatives in Canada who had left there for the previous hundred years ... As you can see, the number of immigrants from the central and eastern regions of Ukraine living in Canada is very small - from those 276 thousands they owe make up only a small fraction. People who could remember the Holodomor a little bit should have been born around 1917 - 1922. Today it is from 95 to 100 years. Who will believe that Mrs. Okhrimovich among several thousand people from the center and east of Ukraine living in Canada found at once a hundred hundred-year old men?
Unfortunately, the banal logic indicates that we are talking about the usual falsification ... And quite expensive.
Against this background, the installation in Canada of the monument to the victims of the Holodomor also looks like part of a large-scale manipulation. As we have already found out, a large part of the Ukrainian community, living in the Country of the maple leaf, had nothing to do with the famine of the beginning of 1930's. Therefore, representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada can perceive this tragedy only in a universal, but not in a personal context.
But Mrs. Applebaum and her followers in the Western media did not allow such obvious “punctures”. And they can be criticized only in terms of historical and political correctness. The main message of the Red Hunger is approximately the following: Joseph Stalin and his entire Moscow apparatus intended to purposely “physically destroy the most active and conscious Ukrainians” in order to avoid the emergence of a nationalist movement “uniting the peasantry and the Ukrainian political elite”. Appelbaum argues that the grain of the Ukrainian peasants was specially confiscated under conditions where it was known that they had nothing to eat and that they would die of starvation. Looks like a genocide? Seem to be. But it seems only what Appelbaum is talking about, and not what actually happened.
Appelbaum, like many other adherents of the “Holodomor-genocide sect,” bypasses or deliberately distorts information that directly indicates that the Moscow leadership did not have any intention to destroy Ukrainians, and there could not be.
A wave of mass hunger in 1932 - 1933 has swept, in addition to Ukraine, across Kazakhstan, the North Caucasus, the Volga region, Siberia.
Mortality from malnutrition and related diseases in Kazakhstan in relative terms was higher than in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
Objective data about the exact scale of the tragedy of the beginning of 1930-s, none of the scientists do not have. Talking about 7 to millions of famine victims throughout the USSR is, to a certain extent, “free assumptions with regard to potentially unborn children.” Objectively, they are not confirmed by anything. Talking about 7 or 10 to millions of victims of hunger in Ukraine alone belongs to the sphere of non-scientific fiction. The data from one of the world's leading research centers in the field of demography, INED, looks relatively objective, in which excess mortality in the territory of the Ukrainian SSR in 1932 - 1933 is estimated at about 2 - 2,2 million people. About a million people died from starvation in Kazakhstan (given that Kazakhstan’s population was smaller in 5, the disaster turned out to be much bigger than in Ukraine). About 1 - 1,5 million people died from malnutrition in various regions of the RSFSR. It is clear that, taking into account the analysis of mortality in various regions of the USSR, the allegations of the “targeted destruction of Ukrainians” no longer hold water.
“Holodomor myth-makers” are completely ignored by the fact that already in 1933, the union center began to take desperate measures aimed at supporting the population and eliminating hunger.
In 7,5, the volume of grain loans to Ukraine increased by more than 1933 thousand tons in 500 year.
In January-February, after the discovery of the facts of mass hunger in the villages, the employees of the GPU (the “repressive-punitive”) started to help the collective farmers and individual farmers with grain, both locally and at the regional level. Millions of pounds of grain, redistributed at the level of Kiev and Moscow, were sent to Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, and Chernihiv regions. Only one decision of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) of 1933 in March 6 of the Kiev region allocated 1933 million pounds of food aid! Such decisions regarding various regions and regions of the Ukrainian SSR were taken almost daily. Representatives of the People's Commissariat of Health and the Red Cross were also sent to help the starving. In the Ukrainian SSR, a network of special sites has been launched for the organization of children's nutrition.
And now - a simple question. Where is the logic in the actions of the "bloody tyrant"? Why did he throw a lot of power at the end of 1920 to transform the USSR into a modern development republic (built power plants, factories, roads, improved technical security of agriculture)? Then, on 1932, decided to suddenly destroy the Ukrainians? And then, in 1933, suddenly he rushed to desperately save them?
The answer to this question is simple. There was no “targeted destruction” of the genocide of Ukrainians in 1932 - 1933. It could not have been seen by anyone even in a nightmare. There was a coincidence of several random factors with the voluntarism and negligence of a number of officials. And at once in all agrarian regions of the Soviet Union. The unreasonably high grain procurement plans coincided with bad weather conditions and a massive outflow of "workers" to the cities. When the authorities realized that they had done, raising “bread plans” under these conditions and provoking a mass hunger, they immediately rushed to “correct the situation”. But it was too late. Millions of people died ... Moreover, the key fault in the matters of over-planning and the removal of grain lay not on the central leadership (guided by the situation with statistics coming to him from the field), but on the republican one. 1932's famine - 1933 was a monstrous tragedy and crime of a number of leaders, but by no means a genocide of Ukrainians.
The thesis of the “artificially deliberate extermination of the population” in 1932 - 1933 was originally coined by the propagandists of the Third Reich.
The relevant information was even posted in leaflets with which the Nazis campaigned to surrender to Soviet soldiers. Then this topic was picked up by the Ukrainian collaborators who fled after the war in the United States and Canada, and transferred to work in the Western special services.
And at the beginning of the 1990-s, the construction of an already "solid" myth about the Holodomor was started by the Ukrainian scientist Stanislav Kulchitsky. Even during the “bloody Soviet regime”, this man became a doctor of science and a professor. The key point in his scientific work for a long time was ... the denial of the artificial nature of 1932-1933 hunger! At the same time, Kulchitsky was not just an ordinary historian, but a member of the ideological commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party! However, it was enough for another Soviet ideologue, Leonid Kravchuk, to announce the creation of an “independent” Ukraine, as the course of scientific thought was no longer a comrade, but Pan Kulchytsky turned to 180 degrees. It was from his submission to the “victims of the Holodomor” that all citizens of the Ukrainian SSR were recorded, who died their deaths in 1932 - 1933, and the leadership of the Communist Party (one of whose ideologists had previously been Kulchytsky himself) was accused of “genocide”.
The famous Canadian historian John-Paul Khimka wrote about him: "Kulchytsky dresses the academic sheath of lust and aspiration of those in power."
But Mr. Kulchitsky doesn’t care about the opinion of real scientists about his person ...
As it does not interest, apparently, and Anne Appebaum. This authoritative journalist and writer today began her career with writing a cookbook. But then she got into the American government programs and somehow suddenly became a prominent “Sovietologist”, having received the Pulitzer Prize for the GULAG book in 2004. Appelbaum became a member of the infamous "Council on Foreign Relations", a powerful structure associated with the Rockefeller clan and engaged, according to a number of experts, the creation of the "World Government". She is also a member of the Board of the National Endow mentfor Democracy - an organization whose activities, according to media reports, are closely linked to the CIA and officially recognized as undesirable in Russia. By the way, Ann Appelbaum’s husband, the former head of the Polish Foreign Ministry and Marshal of the Sejm Radislav Sikorsky, is known for a number of Russophobic statements ...
As you can see, the very biography of Anne Appebaum contains eloquent hints about who is the customer of her “famine” creativity.
In order to divert the world's attention from the way Kiev’s pro-American regime burns people alive in Odessa, shoots schools in the Donbas from Grad and glorifies Nazi collaborationists, it is necessary to demonize Russia.
From the point of view of the real history, the unscientific attempts of Appelbaum and other “hunger-strikers” are ridiculous, but the American, British and German inhabitants in their mass are completely far from what happened almost 90 years ago in the Soviet Union. Therefore, they can lie with impunity.