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Denial of the Holodomor is the assertion that the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine, recognized as a crime against humanity by the European Parliament, did not occur. This denial and suppression was made in official Soviet propaganda and was supported by some Western journalists and intellectuals. Denial of the famine by Soviet authorities, including President Mikhail Kalinin and Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov, began in 1933 and continued into the 1980s. The Soviet party line was echoed at the time of the famine by some prominent Western journalists, including Walter Duranty and Louis…mehr

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Denial of the Holodomor is the assertion that the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Soviet Ukraine, recognized as a crime against humanity by the European Parliament, did not occur. This denial and suppression was made in official Soviet propaganda and was supported by some Western journalists and intellectuals. Denial of the famine by Soviet authorities, including President Mikhail Kalinin and Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov, began in 1933 and continued into the 1980s. The Soviet party line was echoed at the time of the famine by some prominent Western journalists, including Walter Duranty and Louis Fischer. The denial of the famine was a highly successful and well orchestrated disinformation campaign by the Soviet government. Stalin "had achieved the impossible: he had silenced all the talk of hunger... Millions were dying, but the nation hymned the praises of collectivization", said historian and writer Edvard Radzinsky. That was the first major instance of Soviet authorities adopting Hitler's Big Lie propaganda technique to sway world opinion, to be followed by similar campaigns over the Moscow Trials and denial of the Gulag labor camp system, according to Robert Conquest