Interview of Anne Applebaum to radio free europe on september 21, 2017
The Soviet Union didn’t ask for assistance in 1932-1933 partly because Stalin didn’t want the world to know that collectivization which he was Trumpeting as a great triumph, in reality was a real disaster. He didn’t want people inside the Soviet Union to know, and he didn’t want people abroad to know.
William Henry Chamberlin
From the book “Russia’s Iron Age” Duckworth, 1935, London, pp88-89
Famine was quite deliberately employed as an instrument of national policy, as the last means of breaking the resistance of the peasantry to the system where they are divorced from personal ownership of the land and obligated to work on the conditions which the state may dictate.
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, Nobel Prize lecture
A genocide begins with the killing of one man---not for what he has done, but because of who he is.
British Foreign Correspondent, article,” War on Peasants,” Fortnightly Review, 1 May 1933
On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other-soldiers, members of GPU (one of KGB predecessors—Ed.) carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locust and taken away everything edible; they had shot or exiled thousands of peasants, sometimes whole villages; they had reduced some of the most fertile land in the world to a melancholy desert.
Why isn’t the world recognizing the Holodomor as an act of genocide?
The Day Weekly Digest in English , # 33, October 24,2006
The Stalinist totalitarian regime tried hard to ensure that everyone kept silent about the Holodomor even people who had survived it, as well as their Children and grandchildren, so that no one knew about this genocide abroad.
In Memory of the victims of the hunger of the 30s on the territory of Russia
Statement by the State Duma of Russian Federation
About 7 million lives were lost in 1932-1933 due to hunger and illnesses, resulting from malnutrition. The people of the USSR paid a Huge price for industrialization, for the gigantic economic Breakthrough that occurred in those years... an eternal monument to the heroes and victims of the 30s stand over 1500 industrial enterprises.
US Senate Resolution 435, 115 Congress, 3 October, 2018
RESOLVED THAT THE SENATE: (1) Solemnly remembers the 85th anniversary of the HOLODOMOR of 1932-1933 and extends its deepest sympathies to the victims, survivors and families of this tragedy.... (4) encourages dissemination of information regarding the HOLODOMOR of 1932-1933 in order to expand the world’s knowledge of this manmade tragedy.
Steve Cowper, Governor of Alaska, 1986-1990
“There are many vital lessons from the brutal era of Soviet history depicted in Igor Runov’s compelling and powerful film, “Big Lies.’ One of the most important - and timely for this era - is that regimes and dictators, in order to serve their misguided political ends, resort to propaganda to bend the truth. If we’re not careful, if we remain complacent, public language can be corroded and stripped of its meaning. In the end, it is the people, and our basic humanity and values, which suffer most. It’s up to each of us, no matter what country we live in, to make sure this doesn’t happen, that truth be told.”