Stalin's genocide against the “Repressed Peoples”

  title={Stalin's genocide against the “Repressed Peoples”},
  author={J. O. Pohl},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={267 - 293}
  • J. O. Pohl
  • Published 2000
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Genocide Research
The Stalin regime systematically deported 13 whole nationalities to remote areas of the USSR from 1937 to 1951. The Soviet government ruthlessly cleansed these ethnicities from strategic areas of the Soviet Union without concern for their national or individual rights. In chronological order the Soviet leadership ordered the uprooting of the Soviet Koreans, Finns, Germans, Karachays, Kalmyks, Chechens, Ingush, Balkars, Crimean Tatars, Meskhetian Turks, Georgian Kurds, Khemshils (Muslim… Expand
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