In this week’s Books Podcast I talk to the Pulitzer Prize winning historian (and former Spectator deputy editor) Anne Applebaum about her devastating new book Red Famine. The early 1930s in Ukraine saw a famine that killed around five million people. But fierce arguments continue to this day whether the “Holodomor” was a natural disaster, or a genocide perpetrated by Stalin against the people and culture of Ukraine. I ask Anne about what we now know of what actually happened — and what it means for our understanding of the present day situation in the former Soviet Union.
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