Stalin and the Soviet famine of 1932 – 33 Revisited

  title={Stalin and the Soviet famine of 1932 – 33 Revisited},
  author={Michael Ellman},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={663 - 693}
  • M. Ellman
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract This article contributes to the debate about the role of Stalin in the Soviet famine of 1932 – 33. It provides data on Stalin's statements and actions in 1932 – 33, judicial and extra-judicial repression, and the process by which the 1933 deportation targets were drastically reduced. It is suggested that starvation was a cheap substitute for the cancelled deportations. It is argued that in 1932 – 33 Stalin pursued a multi-pronged policy of state terror against the population of the… 
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