The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931–1933

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Springer, Jan 13, 2016 - History - 555 pages
This book examines the Soviet agricultural crisis of 1931-1933 which culminated in the major famine of 1933. It is the first volume in English to make extensive use of Russian and Ukrainian central and local archives to assess the extent and causes of the famine. It reaches new conclusions on how far the famine was 'organized' or 'artificial', and compares it with other Russian and Soviet famines and with major twentieth century famines elsewhere. Against this background, it discusses the emergence of collective farming as an economic and social system.
 

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It is quite remarkable the efforts of Ukraine to push the misinformation about this famine. It really opens your eyes to the Red Scare programming going on around the world. Very well put!

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Russian/Soviet propaganda continues to be published. Denial of the Holocaust is condemned, but denial of the Holodomor is allowed. Disgrace.

Contents

1 THE SECOND COLLECTIVISATION DRIVE 1931
1
2 THE SECOND PHASE OF DEKULAKISATION 1931
20
3 THE 1931 GRAIN HARVEST
48
4 GRAIN COLLECTIONS FROM THE 1931 HARVEST
79
5 THE 1932 GRAIN HARVEST
105
6 GRAIN COLLECTIONS FROM THE 1932 HARVEST
137
7 THE 1933 GRAIN HARVEST
231
8 GRAIN COLLECTIONS FROM THE 1933 HARVEST
250
12 THE KOLKHOZY
348
13 THE FAMINE IN PERSPECTIVE
400
A Note on the Grain Harvests
442
Tables
448
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations used in Text
514
Abbreviations of Titles of Books and Periodical Publications etc used in Footnotes
521
Bibliography
522
Name Index
533

9 CROPS OTHER THAN GRAIN
268
10 THE LIVESTOCK DISASTER
301
11 THE SOVKHOZY
332

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R. W. DAVIES is Emeritus Professor of Soviet Economic Studies in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, UK, of which he was the foundation director. He has published many books and articles on Soviet history, including Soviet History in the Gorbachev Revolution, Soviet History in the Yeltsin Era, Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev, and four previous volumes in the series The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia. He collaborated with E. H. Carr on vols. 9 and 10 of The History of Soviet Russia. He is an honorary life member of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies.

STEPHEN G. WHEATCROFT is Professor in Russian and Soviet History at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was the First Director of the Centre for Russian and Euroasian Studies. He has written many articles on agriculture and population in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

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