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Berlin calls Stalin’s famine in Ukraine “genocide”, Moscow accuses it of “demonization”

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Russia charged this Thursday 1er December Berlin to look at the “demonize” after German MPs passed a resolution describing “genocide” the Stalin-orchestrated famine that claimed millions of lives in Ukraine from 1932 to 1933.

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About 3.5 million Ukrainians perished in the Holodomor, a term which means, in Ukrainian, extermination by starvation. Harvests were then confiscated by the Stalinist regime in the name of land collectivization.

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Ukraine and many historians believe that this massive famine, which also caused many victims in Kazakhstan, another former Soviet republic, is a “genocide”. But Russia, where President Vladimir Putin is trying to rehabilitate the Stalinist past, refutes any desire to exterminate the Ukrainian people.

Attempt at “demonization”

On Wednesday, the lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, adopted by a large majority a resolution recognizing this famine as a genocide falling within the scope of “the list of inhuman crimes committed by totalitarian systems which caused the disappearance of millions of human lives in Europe, particularly in the first half of the 20the century “.

This resolution was adopted in the midst of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, where Moscow forces have stepped up strikes on civilian infrastructure.

The German resolution is “a new attempt to justify and exalt the Western-backed campaign to demonize Russia”denounced this Thursday the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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He also accused Germany of “to seek to rewrite one’s own history and to forget to repent for the atrocities committed during the Second World War”.

The Bundestag “should be ashamed of these immoral decisions that revive the fascist ideology of racial hatred and discrimination”added Russian diplomacy, which regularly accuses Western countries of “russophobia”.

The Ukrainian government, for its part, welcomed the vote of the German deputies. It’s about a “decision in favor of justice, truth”President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday evening. “This is a very important signal sent to many countries in the world, telling them that the revengeful spirit of Russia will not be able to rewrite history”he added.

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