The Russian Embassy has criticised proposals by “Israeli” member of Parliament Akram Hasson for proposing legislation which would recognise Kiev’s fake history account of the Soviet Famine of the early 1930s.
Beginning in 1932, vast areas of the Soviet Union faced an unprecedented famine caused by unseasonable drought and the difficulties of newly established kolkhozy (collective farms) to cope with the severe climatic conditions.
This combined with a lack of imports due to foreign economic aggression, led to mass starvation across many Soviet Republics. However, it is only among Ukrainian reactionaries where this common disaster across many regions, is viewed as a “crime” engineered by Moscow to punish Ukraine, even though the regions of Soviet Ukraine most effected by the famine were regions home to a Russian ethno-linguistic majority.
While Kiev calls the famine a genocide and has given it the name “Holodomor”, Russia continues to oppose revisionist history coming from Kiev and now, an MP in Tel Aviv has taken the Kiev position.
The Russian Embassy In Tel Aviv has issued the following statement,
“Unfortunately, our colleagues from the Knesset [MP Hasson among them] have recently drafted a law on the Ukrainian Holodomor that is distorting history. We strongly urge all relevant Israeli officials, including Hasson, to take a closer look at the historical facts.
…This famine was a common tragedy for the Russians, Ukrainians and Kazakh and other Soviet peoples, as well as the largest humanitarian disaster in the country. So, representation of these events as a deliberate policy aimed to destroy the Ukrainian nation runs counter to historical facts and is a cynical usage of the memory of the millions of victims on political grounds”.
All of this is happening as the Tel Aviv regime is itself embroiled in a battle regarding interpretations of 20th century history with Poland, whose President Andrzej Duda has just signed a law prohibiting people from using the phrase “Polish Death Camp” to describe the fascist German regime’s construction of concentration and extermination camps on occupied Polish soil. The bill also prohibits people in Poland from denying the crimes against humanity committed by Ukrainian fascists during the Second World War – something which has caused friction between Warsaw the the ultra-right wing regime in Kiev.
The situation has revealed morosely high levels of hypocrisy within “Israeli” society. While an “Israeli” MP seeks to insult Russia by associating Tel Aviv with Ukrainian nationalist sentiments regarding a revisionist and anti-Russian view of a shared historical experience, “Israel” which has praised many European Holocaust denial laws, is now criticising Poland for infringing on the right of people to enjoy free speech. The irony is that while the Polish law has nothing to do with Holocaust denial, but is instead merely a tool Warsaw seeks to use to avoid being blamed for the crimes of the Hitler regime, it has been “Israel” which openly criticises free speech activists – the vast majority of whom do not deny the Holocaust – for criticising all censorship regarding heterodox views on historic events.
Perhaps the only solution to such quandaries is for people to focus less on the past and concentrate more on problem solving in the present day. The job of politicians is first and foremost to serve the needs of the people, rather than to get into pitched geopolitical battles over the past, which only cause unnecessary friction and renew old tensions. Sadly, historical arguments often distract from the immediate economic needs of ordinary people, as for the political class, rhetoric is free and action is expensive.