Farmer Podcast Club: Starving out resistance

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 23, 2018

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Starving out resistance: Anne Applebaum on Stalin’s deliberate famine in Ukraine- CBC- Ideas

Released May 8, 2018

Historian Anne Applebaum is the winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize for her book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. It tells the story of how Stalin’s collective farming policies in the early 1930s induced starvation among 3 million Ukrainian peasants. The book argues that this act was no byproduct of bad policy decisions, but instead a deliberate effort to crush Ukrainian nationalism and resistance — with repercussions that extend into our own era of Russian-Ukrainian tensions. When Anne Applebaum worked as a foreign correspondent in Poland in 1990, the country right across the border remained something of a mystery. There were parts of western Ukraine not much known to outsiders. But the journalist found herself intrigued by hints of a growing nationalist movement there. So a year later, when Ukraine declared independence from the USSR, Applebaum was thoroughly fascinated by the place and its history. 

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https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/starving-out-resistance-anne-applebaum-on-stalin-s-deliberate-famine-in-ukraine-1.4653458

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