Igor Boțan: There is clear evidence that famine of 1946-1947 in MSSR was organized

“There is ideological evidence of the fact that the famine of 1946-1947 in the MSSR was organized and we should here refer to the “revolution daemon” Trotsky and to the manager of the Soviet Russia Lenin who clearly said that: we very well realize who the proletariat is and who are those who should be destroyed, but what about the middle class, the kulaks and small bourgeoisie? A merciless fight against them should be staged,” the standing expert of IPN’s project Igor Boțan stated in a public debate  hosted by IPN News Agency.

”There is Stalin’s work of May 1920 called “Terror and Communism”, which says that all the revolutions are mounted through terror and we deduce the most improtant proofs from here. What did the Soviet power start with after promising by Lenin’s decrees that the land belongs to the peasants and the power belongs to the Soviets? The civil war acquired a new dimension, with peasant wars in Russia, with the use of the chemical weapon against Tuhacevsky, against peasants who took the arms in their hand to demand the power of the Soviets, not the power of bureaucracy and the party, as they were promised by the slogan of the revolution. This is a prof that terror was used against those who were considered enemies and were to be destroyed from the viewpoint of the Bolsheviks,” stated Igor Boțan.

According to the expert, the civil war was followed by violent methods to ensure industrialization at the expense of the peasants, including by famine in Moldova or Holodomor in Ukraine. This meant selling all the wheat abroad and purchasing new technologies and developing the armed forces. It was a matrix applied against the so-called enemies since this state was founded. The goal was to destroy the kulaks, who were the prosperous peasants of the nation and had elementary management, production organization and selling skills. The Soviet power was actually the power of party bureaucracy agreed between God and society based on Article 6 of the Constitutions of the USSR.

Igor Boțan said things should be regarded as a whole. “There were nice times in the Soviet Union, but these times should not hide the way in which the prosperous ones were destroyed in order to build the so-called new society. It would have been somehow accepted if that regime hadn’t been built on victims, about who we are speaking today, and on the civil war in Russia in which 12 million citizens of Russia were destroyed, as opposed to 1 million people who died in World War I. It could have continued, but this regime ultimately fell in 1991. This is the most relevant evidence that this regime is not viable. The sacrifices made to build this regime were in vain. We need to have a well-designed policy against the committed atrocities and we should mandatorily have a monument to the victims of that organized famine,” concluded Igor Boțan.

The public debate “Was famine of MSSR of 1946-1947 organized or not? Could and wanted Soviet authorities to prevent devastating effects of this?” was the second installment of the series “100 years of USSR and 31 years without USSR: Nostalgia for Chimeras”.

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