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2005-11-26 13:21:07

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko said on Saturday it was time to apportion blame for the man-made famine that killed millions of his compatriots under Soviet rule in the 1930s. Yushchenko was addressing a candlelight ceremony marking the 1932-33 famine induced by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's orders to requisition grain and break the spirit of Ukraine's "kurkuly" farmers who resisted his drive to collectivise agriculture. The day had been chosen as the...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.