Starvation? Revolution?

Russian Combine Harvester: Wikimedia

One of the causes of the October Revolution in 1917 was that cities had a large shortage of bread. This was a lesson that the Reds internalized. This is one reason for the Holodomor. The central planning of the 1930s under Joseph Stalin, once again, led to starvation. But Stalin ensured that the center of power had sufficient bread. It’s also the origin of the hard currency-only stores. The Torgsin stores, which have come back. They have…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Nadin Brzezinski

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Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB