Wealthy peasants were exiled into Siberia even before Holodomor during the “collectivization”. Children were crying beaten for that with the boots. It was so dreadful that every day became engraved in my memory. I have no idea how I managed to survive and stay alive. We collected grass, goose-foot, burdocks, rotten potatoes and made pancakes, soups from putrid beans or nettles.Collected gley from the trees and ate it, ate sparrows, pigeons, cats, dead and live dogs.They have searched the houses, taken away everything to the smallest thing.

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He wrote about his experiences in “The God That Failed”, a 1949 book which collects together six essays with the testimonies of a number of famous ex-Communists, who were writers and journalists.) Our father used to read the Bible to us, but whenever he came to the passage mentioning ‘bloodless war’ he could not explain to us what that term meant.

When in 1933 he was dying from hunger he called us to his deathbed and said “This, children, is what is called bloodless war…” “What I saw that morning … On a battlefield men die quickly, they fight back …

My mother only smiled sadly.” “Where did all bread disappear, I do not really know, maybe they have taken it all abroad.

The authorities have confiscated it, removed from the villages, loaded grain into the railway coaches and took it away someplace.

Forget the high priced cell phone plans, get a mobile app like whatsapp, and hit the beaches from Gokarna to Varkala to meet girls in person.

For example, I could not get a date with my wife for a year after I met her.

I met her face to face, chatted her up as we walked.

Therefore, mobile phones, the new virtual relationship venue, is not always quick and easy.

There was not even the consolation of inevitability to relieve the horror.” (as remembered by Victor Kravchenko, a Soviet defector who wrote up his experiences of life in the Soviet Union and as a Soviet official, especially in his 1946 book “I Chose Freedom”.