(by Walt Gelles | State of the Nation) – The New York Times, more than any other Western media outlet, was instrumental in covering up Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s engineering of the horrific 1932-33 famine which killed 7 to 13 million people in the Ukraine, Caucasus, and Kazakhstan.  Walter Duranty, the NYT’s Moscow bureau chief, won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for his dishonest and deceitful reporting about the premeditated genocide perpetrated by Stalin to collectivize farms and destroy Ukrainian society. Stalin expropriated all available grain and livestock, imposed impossible production demands, and used the resulting starvation to break the back of […]

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