Honkongo Lingnano universiteto prof. Niccolò Pianciola vieša paskaita

Piancola foto2017 m. balandžio 24 d. 17 val. Vilniaus universiteto Orientalistikos centro J.Kovalevskio aud. (Universiteto g. 5) vyks Honkongo Lingnano universiteto prof. Niccolò Pianciola vieša paskaita „Stalin's Great Famine in Soviet Kazakhstan: Collectivization and Starvation in Nomadic Central Asia".

Paskaitos tema: The famine in Kazakhstan during the first half of the 1930s wasthe most severe of the Soviet regional famines triggered by collectivization, in terms of percentage of population. Approximately a quarter (1.5 million) of the total victims of the Soviet collectivization famines lived in Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs, before the famine the biggest pastoral nomadic people in Eurasia, suffered more than any other national group in the Soviet Union, as approximately one third of them died between 1931 and 1933.

Based on years of research in Kazakhstan and Russian archives, the talk will outline the factors that led to the famine and will compare the events in Kazakhstan with the concurrent Ukrainian tragedy. At the crossroad between Bolshevik anti-colonialist and neo-colonial policies, interwar Kazakhstan is a crucial area for the understanding of the relations between the Stalinist leadership and its peripheries, and the contradictory policies of Soviet nation-building and nation-destroying engineered by the dictator and his collaborators.

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