Wales and the forgotten famine, or ‘Holodomor’ in Ukraine

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The following article by Mick Antoniw, Welsh Assembly Member for Pontypridd, appeared in the Western Mail last week….
Wales and the forgotten famine:

…This weekend in Ukraine and in Ukrainian communities and homes across the world people will be commemorating the 79th anniversary of the “Holodomor“, the artificial famine created by Stalin which led to the deaths over an 18 month period during 1932-1933 of over 7 million Ukrainian men women and children. The precise figures will never be known but estimates suggest between 6 and 10 million died.

It is only in recent years, since the collapse of the Soviet Union that people in the West have become aware of this concealed and forgotten act of genocide.


As a child, brought up in a Ukrainian émigré community I became aware of the stories of the Holodomor. I grew up with some children whose families had…

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