Kyiv and Kharkiv regions most affected by Holodomor of 1932-33: Study
Residents of Kyiv and Kharkiv regions were most affected by the Holodomor of 1932-33 years in Ukraine, according to the results of a study conducted by Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine together with U.S. researchers.
The results were presented by the leading researcher of the Institute, Natalia Levchuk, at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
She said that Ukraine had eight regions in the years of 1932-1937: Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and the Moldovan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
"The study revealed that the greatest losses were in Kyiv and Kharkiv regions, where mortality rate in 1932-1934 reached 190-200 per 1,000 people," Levchuk said.
Read alsoUkraine famine memorial unveiled in U.S. capitalThe next most struck regions are Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (from 102 to 126 persons per 1,000 people).
Chernihiv and Donetsk regions saw a comparatively lower death toll (54-91 per 1,000 people).
According to the researchers, the demographic consequences of the Holodomor are quite palpable to this day: if there were no famine in the years of 1932-1934, the population of Ukraine would be 4 million people more than the current figures show.