Kremlin Institute for Historical Review

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev refused to attend the meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the Great Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine. Instead, the Russian President sent a letter, accusing those who speak about the “so-called Holodomor” of creating a rift between the two Slavic nations.

On Savik Shuster’s talk show, Shuster Live, Yulia Latynina, Russian journalist and radio host, had the opportunity to talk about the Holodomor. In her words, the participants were divided into two camps. The pro-Russian side claimed that there was no Holodomor; that the Americans were to blame; and that everybody suffered.

The Kremlin clearly wishes to demonstrate that Russia is governed by the successors of those people who organised the massacre of Polish officers in Katyn and who exported millions of tons of grain from the country when their own people was dying of hunger, Latynina writes.

These people, who despise their own people, used to dream of global dominance; nowadays their dreams are much more modest: a villa in Nice, a Jaguar, a Swiss bank account. These people are too bad to be friends with, and too little to be afraid of, Latynina concludes.

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