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900 Days of Starvation

September 8, 1941 was the day that would mark the beginning of a horrific two and a half years for the City of Leningrad(modern day St. Petersburg). General Ritter von Leeb who was the commander of Germany’s Army Group North had severed the city’s last main road and began bombarding targets, the harshest lethal siege in history began on this day. Hitler’s goal was to …

Starving Soviets: The Great Famine of 1921-1922

It was a tumultuous and deadly period when the Bolsheviks seized power. Much of history of the early Soviet Union centers on the rise of Lenin and Stalin, the mass killings, and the conglomeration of Soviet power. Not as much information is centered on the widespread famines that wiped countless numbers of Russians during this … Continue reading Starving Soviets: The Great Famine of 1921-1922