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14th October, 2023 International Relations

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  • The Council of Europe voted to recognize Holodomor as a 'Genocide'.

What was the Holodomor?

  • Holodomor is a Ukrainian term that means “death by starvation".
  • Holodomor was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932-33.
  • It was caused by the forced collectivization of farmers under Stalin.

Stand of countries

  • Ukraine has regarded the famine as a deliberate act of genocide by Stalin since 2006.
  • Russia still rejects this account and says it was a famine that devastated parts of the Soviet Union at that time.

Recent Development

  • In 2022 Russia's invaded Ukraine. Since then, Ukraine has encouraged the international community to acknowledge the famine as a deliberate act.


  • Restoring historical justice and paying tribute to Holodomor victims sends a strong message.
  • The message is that justice is inevitable for all past and present Moscow's crimes.


Q. Recently, Holodomor was in the news. What is it?

1.  A famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932-33.

2.  A series of protests and demonstrations in China in spring of 1989.

3.  Boko Haram militants attack a town with bombs and guns.

4.     ISIS massacres Kurdish people.

Choose the correct code.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D


Option 1. A