Ukraine tension has roots in ‘hunger extermination’ of 1930s | CBC

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Ukraine tension has roots in ‘hunger extermination’ of 1930s | CBC (Canada)

This report from Canada’s CBC offers one of the best analyses of historical roots of the current situation in Ukraine and the country’s relations with Russia.

The report includes a link to a CBC radio documentary about the Holodomor.

[Listen to the full documentary, The Great Hunger, on the Ideas website or use popup audio link.]

The tumult we’re seeing in Ukraine isn’t simply a recent tension over Crimea. Its roots go back to the defining event of Ukraine’s modern history: the Holodomor or “hunger-extermination” of the 1930s, in which as many as eight million died, writes Philip Coulter.

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