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 for Russian and Eurasian Studies / Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Alexandra Vacroux is a member of the Working Group on the Future of U.S.–Russia Relations. Her scholarly work addresses many Russian and Eurasian policy issues.

Staff Writer, The Atlantic