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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Russia: No Reasons To Regard 1932-1933 Famine In Ukraine As Ethnic Genocide

By Aussiegirl

Itar-Tass, Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 13, 2006

MOSCOW -- However tragic the 1932-1933 events in Ukraine were,
there are no reasons to regard them as genocide under ethnic principle,
says the commentary of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday in
connection with the discussion in the press of the 1932-1933 famine in

It is quite often stated that famine in that period "was deliberately
provoked by the leadership of the USSR and aimed precisely against the
Ukrainian people," the ministry noted. "The existing archive materials
indicate that the massive famine of the early 30s indeed largely stemmed
from the policy of the Soviet Union's leadership," the foreign ministry

"It is quite clear, however, that the policy was not based on nationalities
principle." "We all should take a more balanced attitude to such complicated
and sensitive matters of our common history, and not to allow for their
politicisation," the ministry said. [....]


At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The revisionists are alive and well and working hard ... typically refusing to face the truth about the past and make amends.

At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been trying to learn some of the Russian language this past year. Among other things, I sometimes watch RTR Planeta on the internet. It seems there is a lot of news coverage of what's happening with the government in Kiev. I wish I could understand what's being said. I sometimes wonder if all this attention is an ominous sign.

In a way it's sad. My interest in Russia is increasing just in time to watch the country sink rapidly back into the old ways.


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