Saturday, June 18, 2022

Book: Truth and Lies about the famine in Ukraine, by Nikos Mottas

The mythology surrounding the so-called Holodomor, the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, is exposed in a concise 78-pages book edited by Nikos Mottas and published in Greek language by Atexnos Publishing House.

For many decades, the issue of the Ukrainian famine in 1932-33, the famous Holodomor, occupies a prominent place in the arsenal of anti-communism. Especially after the counter-revolutionary overthrows in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, the Holodomor is at the forefront of a systematic and persistent attempt to vilify socialism of the 20th century and present it as an evil, inhumane system which is supposedly responsible for millions of deaths. 

Being a fabrication of the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators, the theory of the “deliberate man-made famine” in Ukraine was adopted in the post-war years by U.S. and Western European imperialism and, at the same time, by the bourgeois historiography, within the context of the anti-communist campaign of the U.S. and their allies against the Soviet Union and the socialist countries.

The book by Nikos Mottas attempts to present, in a simple and comprehensive way, the factors that led to the 1932-33 famine and to reveal lies, distortions, unscientific approaches and propaganda mechanisms that contributed to the formulation of the anti-communist theory of “premeditated genocide” instructed by the Soviet leadership.

What was the collectivization? What was the role of the Kulaks? What environmental factors contributed to the famine? From the fake reports of Thomas Walker and pro-Nazi media mogul William Randolph Hearst to British intelligence agent and professional anti-communist Robert Conquest and from Dr Goebbels to Harvard's professors, the Holodomor fallacy is exposed. Was the famine a premeditated crime of Stalin? Within a few pages, the book “Truth & Lies about the Famine in Ukraine” unfolds, with names and facts, the thread of mythology that has been developed around the 1932-33 Famine, in an effort to shed light on those aspects of history that the dominant, bourgeois historiography has managed to remain in darkness. 

Title: Truth and Lies about the Famine in Ukraine («Αλήθειες και ψέματα για το λιμό στην Ουκρανία»)
Author/Editor: Nikos Mottas
Language: Greek
Publisher: Atexnos
Date of Publication: June 2022
ISBN: 978-618-5685-07-2

Publisher's contact details: Atexnos Publishing House, 11 Fidiou Str, 10678 Athens, Greece,,