Saturday, December 20, 2008

Russia is to Ukraine as Turkey is to Armenia

Why has Russia more or less vetoed the the Ukraine-initiated UN resolution about genocide ("Holodomor") in the Soviet Union in early 1930s? Simple: Russia argues that this was a mere natural disaster, while Ukraine claims it was an artificial famine aimed at genocide of Ukrainians.

Even though the following comes down firmly on the Ukrainian side of the story, the respective arguments are well set out here: Sphere: Related Content

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