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Russia vs Ukraine: Understand the Origin of Tensions between the Two Countries | Fantastic

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.

Since 1991, with the end of the Soviet Union, The Ukraine It is an independent country. But the stories of the country and the Russia Confused. Is the cradle Russia Modern Ukraine.

At least there is a tense situation at the border Since 2014. About 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict. Now, still uncertain, under leadership, in RussiaBy Vladimir Putin.

Possibility Ukraine Join NATO, the military alliance formed To us In 1949, during the Cold War, it was the center of the current tension.

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