Red Famine

"There was a Soviet famine...but within that broader story there is something specific about what happens in Ukraine and it seems to be because of Stalin's particular phobia of what's going on there."

In this episode, Alexandra Vacroux interviews Anne Applebaum about her latest book, Red Famine. In it, Applebaum argues that the 1932-1933 famine in the Soviet Union was part of a deliberate operation by Stalin to rid the USSR of Ukrainians who resisted the Bolsheviks and their policy of agricutural collectivization.


Executive Director, Davis Center

Alexandra Vacroux is the Davis Center's executive director, overseeing graduate studies and other initiatives while doing scholarly work on various policy issues.

Staff Writer, The Atlantic