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General Reflections on Soviet Famine

In this chapter Davies and Wheatcroft reflect on the history of famine in Russia and the Soviet Union from the 1890s to the 1930s. In their analysis of the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine, they muster impressive statistical data on vital topics such as grain collection and mortality. Their statistical and broader methodological innovations allow the authors to offer accurate and balanced conclusion regarding the causes of famine and relationship between food crises and Soviet governance.

The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-33, (The Industrialisation of Russia Vol.5) R.W. Davies and Stephen G. Wheatcroft (Palgrave 2004), Ch.13 The Famine in Perspective