Tensions between the Ukrainians and the Russians have not come up since today. Both countries share a long history.
In the early 1930s, The UkraineA nation known for its fertile lands and large grain production, has nothing else to eat. The country is not independent. It was part of the Soviet Union.
During Lenin’s presidency, in the early years of the Soviet Union, The Ukraine There was some autonomy. But when Stalin came to power, he ordered the forced creation of collective farms. Even small farmers who were tolerated by Lenin began to be persecuted.
Between 1931 and 1934, an estimated four million Ukrainians died of starvation.
To save themselves, many took very serious action. Anna, a Ukrainian immigrant to Brazil, never forgot the stories she heard: “Sometimes, a fat person would pass by a family’s house and they would never leave alive. They would kill and cook,” he says.
The Ukrainians have a name for this period: “Holodomor”: Genocide by starvation. Even generations who did not live in time refer to it.
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