The Holodomor Famine.
The Ukrainian people suffered the most, in the Soviet created Famine, during 1932-33.
Around 6 to 7 million people died of chronic starvation across the Soviet Union during the early 1930s.
Almost 4 million of those deaths were in the Ukrainian sector of the Soviet Union.
At the start of the 1930s, the Soviet leadership under Joseph Stalin increased grain taxes by almost 50%, and confiscated land, food and people who were unable to pay. Many of these were banished to the Gulags of Siberia.
Holodomor is а genocide of the Ukrainian nation committed in 1932–1933. The leadership of the Soviet Union committed it in order to suppress Ukrainians and ultimately eliminate Ukrainian resistance to the regime, including efforts to build an independent Ukrainian state.
Russian Statement on the Famine.
In 2008, the Russian State Duma issued a statement about the famine, stating that within territories of Povolzhe, Central Black Earth Region, Northern Caucasus, Ural, Crimea, Western Siberia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Belarus the estimated death toll is about 7 million people.
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