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Remembering the Great Famine in Ukraine

Sergey Dolzhenko / EPA

Ukrainians light candles next to a monument to victims of the Great Famine in Kiev on Nov. 24, 2012. The dreadful famine that engulfed Ukraine, the northern Caucasus, and the lower Volga River area in 1932-1933 was the result of Joseph Stalin's policy of forced collectivization. More than five million Ukrainians were killed in the famine.