Journal article

Stalin and the Soviet famine of 1932-33: A reply to Ellman

RW Davies, SG Wheatcroft

EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

This Reply, while confirming that Stalin's policies were ruthless and brutal, shows that there are no serious grounds for Ellman's view that Stalin pursued a conscious policy of starvation of the peasants during the famine. It also rejects Ellman's claim that in their recent book [Davies and Wheatcroft (2004)] the authors neglect Soviet policy and leadership perceptions in their account of the famine. © 2006 University of Glasgow.