Serhii Plokhy is Professor of History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard. His latest book is Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe.
 (August 2018)

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Killing by Hunger

A peasant girl during the Holodomor, Ukraine’s Stalin-era famine, Kharkiv, 1933

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

by Anne Applebaum
On December 14, 1932, Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov, the former as head of the Communist Party, the latter as premier of the Soviet government, signed a decree titled “On the Procurement of Grain in Ukraine, the North Caucasus, and the Western Region.” The country was in the midst of …