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Ukrainian recalls hardships of living through 1930s famine

23 November 2013 Last updated at 00:52 GMT

In the early 1930s, Nina Karpenko was a little girl living in a Ukrainian village when the Soviet Union's programme of enforced agricultural collectivisation brought famine and death to millions in the region.

Now in her late 80s, Nina recalls the lengths her family had to go through to survive and says she considers herself lucky to be alive to tell the story.

Original video produced by BBC Ukraine's Marta Shokalo and Albiy Shudrya.

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