Genocide of the Ukrainian nation – the Holodomor

26 September 2019

The difference between the Holodomor and the All-Union famine early 1930s, which some researchers-amateurs often appeal to, is as follows: farmers outside Ukraine and the Kuban were the victims of hunger as a social class, and Ukrainian peasants were starved to death for belonging to the Ukrainian nation. The validity and fairness of this evaluation are clear, based on analysis of policy Bolshevik regime in Ukraine and the Bolshevik practice of the national question.

The Leninist-Stalinist leadership always attached particular importance to Ukraine, because they believe that its detention in Moscow’s orbit is an important condition for the existence of the communist regime and the Soviet Union.

The national revival of Ukraine during Ukrainianization (political retreat of the Bolsheviks) led the Soviet leadership in the fear of exit Ukrainian republic, which had the right under the Constitution of the USSR (1924).

The Soviet government tried to uproot Ukrainian separatism.


Anti-Ukrainian nature of the Holodomor confirm a number of facts:

  • In Ukraine and the Kuban region, where 75% of the population were Ukrainians, the regime used the most brutal repression that led to famine.
  • In Ukraine and the Kuban regime used “black boards” that made possible more quickly removing all food from the peasants.
  • Only farmers of Ukraine and the Kuban were prohibited travel to nearby regions of Russia and Belarus in search of food.
  • Borders of Ukraine and the Kuban were blocked by GPU divisions and police to prevent anyone from escaping starvation. Also, troops prevented the hungry Ukrainian peasants in areas of  the borders with Romania and Poland.
  • In Ukraine and North Caucasus (Kuban included) regime connected grain procurements with Ukrainization. This is confirmed by Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union members and CNC of 14 December 1932 “On Grain Procurements in Ukraine, North Caucasus and Western Region.” The text of the resolution singled out Ukraine and North Caucasus. Under the pretext of accusations of “bourgeois nationalism” “Petliurism” were deported Ukrainians from the village of Poltava (North Caucasus) to the northern regions of the USSR. And their places were inhabited by Russians of the Red Army. Paperwork, publishing newspapers and magazines in the region were transferred into Russian. So, Kuban was no longer be of Ukrainian. These actions confirmed the fact that the Soviet authorities had intended to destroy Ukrainian national identity by destroying its carriers.
  • The news of foreign journalists, reports and letters embassies and consulates of the USSR mainly focused on the famine in Ukraine and the North Caucasus with emphasis that regime killed by starving the Ukrainians with the aim of subjugation and russification.
  • Mortality in Ukraine and the Kuban was extremely high, compared to other regions of the USSR.

During the Holodomor the national minorities of Ukraine also affected for living among Ukrainian nation, which was victim of genocide. Only Ukrainian nation was the subject of state building and self-determination by the Constitution of the USSR in 1924 and had the right to exit from the Soviet Union and build an independent Ukrainian state.

In term of international law, the death of minorities during the Holodomor was a crime of extermination and the fact that aggravates the guilt of organizers of Holodomor.

Young people listen to the report of the head of the political department of Slanets MTS Manevych on the tasks during the harvest. Voznesensky district, Odesa region, 1932
Anti-religious campaign organized by rural youth. Odesa region, 20-30s of the XX century
Accounting for threshed grain in the collective farm "Sotsprogres". Andriyivka village, Zaporizhzhia region, 1933
Sorting of seeds in the granary of the organization "Zagotzerno." Kharkiv region, 1933
Loading of the steamer at the grain elevator in the Mykolaiv port. Mykolayiv, 1931. Reproduction.
Farmers hand over grain at the Soyuzkhlib grain receiving point. Kagarlyk village, Kyiv region. 1932
Preparation of grain for shipment to the dump in the collective farm named after H.I. Petrovsky. Petrovo-Solonykha village, Mykolaiv region, 1933
Red roll of scrap metal Buda-Orlivets village at Gorodnyshchensky point. Kyiv region 1931 - 1932
Rolling with grain of the collective farm "Profintern" Polohy village of Dnipropetrovsk region, organized on the occasion of the 8th edition of the loan of the third, decisive year of the Five-Year Plan. Dnipropetrovsk region, 1932
Honcharenko, a member of the Komsomol, a collective farmer of the H. Petrovsky Agricultural Artel of the Olshansky Village Council of the Kharkiv Region, protected the artel's seed and insurance funds until 1933.
Rally near the dump after handing over the bread. Uli village, Kharkiv region, 1932
Collective farm yard in one of the villages of Kyiv region. Kyiv region, 1933-1934
Celebration of the harvest day in the collective farm "Victory". Vasylkiv district of Dnipropetrovsk region. 1933
Solemn entry into the field before the start of the harvest on the farm named after H.I. Petrovsky. Brazhenko village, Zhytomyr region, 1930-1933
"Black" and "Red" boards in Verhnia Syrovatka village of Kharkiv region until 1935. Verhnia Syrovatka village the Kharkiv region, 1935
Accounting for working days in the collective farm "Serp and Molot." Berdiansk district, Zaporizhzhia region, 1933
Meeting of the city commission on cleansing the party. Kostiantynovka, Stalin region, 1933
Sending an echelon of bread from Dnipropetrovsk. Dnipropetrovsk, 1932
Medical workers are examining a patient in the medical unit of a homeless colony in Dnipropetrovsk.
Leaders of the party and the government of the USSR on Pryvokzalna Square in Kyiv on the day of moving from Kharkiv to the city of Kyiv, 1934