Odessa – Ukraine

The Potemkin uprising was sparked by a disagreement over food, but it was anything but accidental. Morale in Russia’s Black Sea fleet had long been at rock-bottom lows, spurred on by defeats in the Russo-Japanese War and widespread civil unrest on the homefront. Many navy ships were teeming with revolutionary sentiment and animosity toward the… Continue reading Odessa – Ukraine

Holodomor -1929 – Ukraine farmlands

  Nie ver van Suid-Afrika speel dieselfde tonele in verskeie Afrika lande af.   Digby ons grens aan die noorde,  is Zimbabwe waar daar heelwat burgers van die land vlug na ander lande in die hoop vir 'n paar krummels.   Hulle was eens die broodmandjie van Afrika.   Vandag is daar niks oor nie.    Sommige burgers… Continue reading Holodomor -1929 – Ukraine farmlands

Ukraine – Holodomor

Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as “the crime of destroying national, racial, or religious groups.” In 1953, Lemkin called the Holodomor “perhaps the classic example of Soviet genocide.” Anne Applebaum, whose new book Red Famine exposes the deliberate policy of mass-starvation imposed by Stalin, agrees (although she recognizes the difficulty of applying the term under international… Continue reading Ukraine – Holodomor