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Russia: The Wild East, Series 2 Episode 6 of 25

Stalin's five year plan was to bring disaster to the farming communities and peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1930's.

In this episode from his history of Russia, Martin Sixsmith shows how collectivisation produced famine on an unimaginable scale. Millions of people starved to death - the majority of them in Ukraine.

Producer: Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

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Thu 20 Mar 2014 13:45