TOWARDS EXPLAINING SOVIET FAMINE OF 1931–3: POLITICAL AND NATURAL FACTORS IN PERSPECTIVE 1

@article{Wheatcroft2004TOWARDSES,
  title={TOWARDS EXPLAINING SOVIET FAMINE OF 1931–3: POLITICAL AND NATURAL FACTORS IN PERSPECTIVE 1},
  author={Stephen G. Wheatcroft},
  journal={Food and Foodways},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={107 - 136}
}
ABSTRACT This article analyzes the causes of the great Soviet famine of 1931–3 in terms of a complex of factors operating at different times. It begins with a brief description of the historical patterns of food supply and the causes of earlier Russian famines, which it argues are important for understanding the 1931–3 famine. The location and timing of the separate stages of the famine and the increases in mortality associated with these separate stages are charted. Explanations of the famine… 

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