Eurasian Enigma: Red Famine with Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is author of "Red Famine"

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

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.

"There was a Soviet famine. It hit a lot of different places, 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."


Anne Applebaum is a Washington Post columnist and Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics' Institute of Global Affairs.

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