USSR2 File: Ukrainian president dismisses Nov. 2 vote in rebel-held Donetsk Oblast, “election” of mining electrician Zakharchenko as DPR chief executive, refers to “farce [conducted] under the barrels of [insurgents’] tanks and machine guns”; Communist Party boss Symonenko refuses to leave Ukraine in face of Rada ban, recent electoral flop; Poroshenko anxious for demise of communism, highlights CPU’s “past and present crimes,” e.g., Holodomor, consisting of Stalin’s forcible collectivization, dekulakization of Ukraine, leading to famine-deaths of 4 million Ukrainians in 1932-33; CPRF boss Zyuganov addresses congress of Union of Communist Parties-Communist Party of the Soviet Union (placeholder for old CPSU), exhorts Russian, as well as German, French, Italian communists to “provide all necessary and possible support” to Ukrainian comrades in face of “violent propaganda assaults and physical abuse”

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Holodomor

Dekulakization

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