Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Truth about Holodomor

This picture is a Child victim of the Holodomor.

What is holodomor? According to Wikipedia The Holodomor : death by starvation refers to a famine in Ukraine (at the time the Ukrainian S.S.R.) and Ukrainian speaking areas of the Kuban during which millions of people starved to death because of Soviet policies. It is the greatest national catastrophes to affect the Ukrainian nation in modern history where millions of inhabitants of Ukraine died of starvation in an unprecedented peacetime catastrophe.

The attempt by Ukrainian nationalists to manipulate the historical facts in order to make Europe recognize the 'Goldomor' as 'genocidal famine' did not find the support among the EU members. European scholars and politicians agreed that the famine of 1932-1933 in the Soviet Union was NOT an attempt to destroy the Ukrainian nation, but an ineffective economic policy of the Communist governments of the Republics of the Soviet Union.

In order to politicize the issue of 'golodomor' and attract as much world's attention as possible, the word 'golodomor' have been transformed into 'holodomor' making it looks and sounds like 'holocaust', and therefore, could be considered as a genocide. However, the European Parliament in its resolutuion on 23 October 2008 rejected to call the famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as "an act of genocide" but a crime that was "cynically and cruelly planned by Stalin's regime in order to force through the Soviet Union's policy of collectivization of agriculture".