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Mr Jones: how a Welsh journalist exposed the horror of Stalin’s Ukraine famines


A new film on the Soviet-era tragedy resonates powerfully in an age of political deceit.

As a child in California, the author Andrea Chalupa heard from her grandfather a tale of two journalists. One was Gareth Jones, the young Welshman who, in March 1933, exposed the extent of Stalin’s man-made famine in Ukraine between 1932 and 1933. “Everywhere was the cry, ‘There is no bread. We are dying,’” he told a press conference in Berlin. The other was Walter Duranty, the New York Times’ correspondent in Moscow, who denounced Jones’ “big scare story” and licensed the West to …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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