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Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine with Anne Applebaum
6 October, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Anne Applebaum in conversation with Conor O’Clery
In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least fve million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that those Ukrainians perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy, but because the state deliberately set out to kill them.
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics. Her previous books include Iron Curtain and Gulag: a history, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
Conor O’Clery is a former Irish Times journalist and author of a new book
on Russian history The Shoemaker and his Daughter
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