It’s interesting, dear reader, is it not, that Russians claim there was genocide in Ossetia by Georgia in 2008 but not in Ukraine by Russia in the 1930’s. That one sentence alone epitomizes the barbaric nature of Putin’s Russia. We dare to wonder how Russians would react if Germans started saying the never invaded Russia or laid seige to Leningrad, but only had a few skirmishes at the border and didn’t kill more than a few thousand Russians. Doubtless, they’d take it badly. Yet, they are doing exactly the same thing in regard to Ukraine. Classic Russian hypocrisy. Cathy Young, contributing editor of Reason magazine, writing in the Weekly Standard:
This year marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most horrific chapters in the history of the Soviet Union: the great famine the Ukrainians call Holodomor, “murder by starvation.” This catastrophe, which killed an estimated 6 to 10 million people in 1932-33, was largely the product of deliberate Soviet policies. Inevitably, then, its history is fodder for acrimonious disputes.
Ukraine–which, with Canada and a few other countries, observed Holodomor Remembrance Day on November 23–seeks international recognition for a Ukrainian “genocide.” Russia denounces that demand as political exploitation of a wider tragedy. Some Russian human rights activists are skeptical of both positions.