Images from the Russian Revolution Period

The famine crisis of 1921-1922.

Source: A People's Tragedy, The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924

Below: Bolshevik commissars inspect the harvest failure in the Volga region, 1921. The crisis was largely the result of Bolshevik over-requisitioning.

Russian Revolution Atrocities

Below: the victims of the crisis; an overcrowded cemetery in the Buzuluk district, 1921.
Russian Revolution Atrocities

Below: Cannibals with their victims, Samara province, 1921.

Russian Revolution Atrocities

Russian Revolution Atrocities

Above: When the Bolsheviks started the civil war they unleashed a wave of violence on a scale the world had rarely seen. Here in Orsha in 1918 a Polish officer is hanged and impaled by soldiers of the newly created Red Army.
© L'illustration/Sygma
Source: Black Book of Communism, Crimes, Terror, Repression, Courtois

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