As to wikipedia, Holodomor is
- Considered genocide by 16 countries
- Considered as a criminal act of Stalin's regime by 6 countries
- Considered a tragedy or crime against humanity by 5 international organizations
- Country: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Location: Central and eastern Ukraine
- Total deaths: Around 3.5 million
Ukraine itself has had a lot of Russian influence and immigration over time, but the Russian invasion looks like a part of a long-term plan.
Soviet Russians settled the eastern Ukraine, obviously striving for a corridor from Moscow to the Black Sea, and the Holodomor only happened in Ukraine (wide-spread over the country, not just in the east, perhaps to make it less obvious and to weaken Ukraine, see the table above). It thinned out the Ukrainian rural population, mainly Ukrainian cossacks, and this led to new space to settle.
The corridor, a map from The Russian ‘invasion’ of Ukraine in maps and numbers - Map: Areas of Ukraine where there has been anti-government or pro-Russia separatist movements since March with areas of pro-Russian separatist movements:
If the Ukrainian Russians themselves behave like it, they perhaps knew about the long-term plan - from the start. No one would say it of course, but it looks like a long-term Russian conspiracy that was covered by each nowadays Ukrainian Russians, without needed public debate on it so that no one would have a proof. It would fit in the ideology of that time of expansion of the strong peoples to push away the weak peoples to the side.
Already the historical events before the Crimea occupation look as if to fulfill a Stalinist and Bolshevik long-term plan of Russian expansion to the Black Sea.
But the events of Crimea and eastern Ukraine might show this plan more clearly and hint at the Holodomor to have been a calculated deed for geostrategic aims from the start since if it seems like a tool, it did not just happen for nothing. All of this can be seen from the mere Russian behaviour and wrong historical reasoning of today. And therefore, such political events can change the way the overall history can be seen.
Though the question of the Holodomor is about a historical evaluation, there might also be political reasons that countries did not acknowledge it in some way up to now.
Could the Holodomor be seen as
- criminal act or
- tragedy or crime against humanity
by more countries and international organizations because of the new Ukraine events?
Or less formal: is there a chance that the Holodomor is seen in a new light after the Russian invasion, making the Soviet Russian and later Russian immigration in the Ukraine an event of taking Ukrainian land?
Or is the Holodomor still something less obvious and the link to the deeds of today not clear enough?