Re: [Cz-L] Languages of the Ukraine

Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:05:53 +0200
To: Miriam Taylor <>

 The breadbasket that Hitler coveted are the steppes of Eastern Ukraine.
  From Dniester to the Don.
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From: "Miriam Taylor" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2014 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Languages of the Ukraine

> Thank you hardy for this map.
> I want to add to the information about the inhabitants of Western
> Ukraine.
> This area is a very rich agricultural area, sort of the "breadbasket"
> of Europe.
> After the Russian revolution Stalin wanted to force the local
> peasants to join Kolchozes.
> They refused, so in the 1930-ies they were on purpose starved to
> canibalism and death.
> They have not forgotten this.
> With the annexation to Ukraine of parts of Galicia after WW2, there
> are now many people of Polish origin
> living in the area. They certainly do not want close ties to Russia.
> Mimi

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