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are the reasons for the large discreptancy between 7 and 10 million?
figures are notoriously unreliable - this cover up was of enormous proportions.
By 1932 almost all sources of reliable statistics were systematically destroyed.
In his plan to "Russify" (homogenize and blend) all the countries
under his control, Stalin routinely ordered replacements of population from
all over USSR to the villages which were decimated by the famine. Although census
shows a population loss of about 7 million, these census figures includes all
the new people who were brought in to fill up the 'dead' villages.
has questions about why genocide, they should look at two statistics, particularly Joseph
Stalin's census of 1929 and Brezhnev's in1979. We started with the Ukrainian
nation numbering 81 million and ended up with 42 million [39
million missing persons]." From an interview with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko
By Mykola SIRUK, The Day and other correspondents The Day Weekly Digest
#34, Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin:
"... Have the stresses of the war been as bad to you personally as carrying
through the policy of the Collective Farms?"
"Oh, no, the Collective Farm policy was a terrible struggle... Ten
million [he said, holding up his hands]. It was fearful. Four years it lasted.
It was absolutely necessary..."
Winston Churchill, Memoirs
of the Second World War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1959 p. 633
in New York, Duranty confided to a fellow reporter, "probably 10
million Ukrainians died" during the great famine of 1932-33.
"Mr. Duranty thinks it quite possible that as many as 10
million people may have died directly or indirectly from lack of food
in the Soviet Union during the past year."_46_
N 7182. The record of Strang's dispatch in the Foreign Office files bears
several annotations. It is marked "For
distribution to the King, the Cabinet and the Dominions"; it bears
the stamp "Circulated to the Cabinet by direction of the Secretary
of State for Foreign Affairs"; and it contains a note saying "Paragraph
13 is horrifying - particularly coming from Mr. Duranty." (Paragraph
13 is the one in which Duranty's estimate of 10 million dead is reported.) But this leads us to other questions: how much Whitehall knew about the
famine, why it chose to refer to it publicly as an "illegal famine," and
why it brushed off all requests for appeals to the Soviet government.
Purposeful disinformation about the numbers and why its important:
Service wants to downplay the magnitude / coverup
and make this population loss to appear to be one of bad economic policy
rather than a deliberate genocide, with the intent to eradicate the Ukrainian
people and repopulate Ukraine with Russians. The protocols instructing
horrendous acts at that time are on Stalin's public record.
1. – Archives
relating to Ukrainian Catholic Church in the former Soviet Union were falsified
and the fact proved a number of times
Fact 2. -
Ukraine Security Service Archives (SBU) are open and the Unclassified Memories
of 1932-33 are now on public display. Recent requests from the SBU to
the Russian Service to do likewise have fallen on deaf ears.
Still in 2009, the coverup persists with research panels taking the side
of the the Russian Service. "Whilst claiming not to get politically involved,
Stephen Wheatcroft - the University of Melbourne) screamed
at the audience, ‘Look
at this!’ holding up the Holodomor brochure prepared
by Ukraine – stating something to the effect, ‘It says 6-10
million, when your own Institute of Demography says 3.5 million perished.
This in unhelpful propaganda!’ " *
*University of Melbourne Round table on the Ukrainian Holodomor and Genocide
Stefan Romaniw, President
Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO)
Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 21, 2009