In 1933 Mendel Khataevich, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Ukraine (Bolshevik) 'I wonder which bolshivik party he represented?', declared that “a bitter struggle is being waged between the peasants and our government. It is a life-and-death struggle. This year was a decisive test of our strength and endurance. We needed a famine to show them who is boss here. It claimed millions of lives, but the collective farm system has been established, we have won the war.”
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