Ukraine parliament: Soviet-era famine was genocide

17:09, 28 November 2006
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The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill Tuesday recognizing the 1932-33 forced famine as genocide, a move seen as a victory for pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko.

The Ukrainian Parliament adopted a bill Tuesday recognizing the 1932-33 forced famine as genocide, a move seen as a victory for pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko, according to AP.

      The bill passed by a 233-1 vote. The famine, known here as Holodomor or Death by Hunger, was orchestrated by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and killed 10 million Ukrainians, almost one-third of its population.

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