She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there.
Julia Gregson, East of the Sun (via feellng)
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Holodomor - Ukraine has always been invaluable to Russia as a ready source of gain. For centuries, the fertile black earth of the Eastern European plains was cultivated by kulaks (prosperous peasant farmers) who led a traditional way of life attached to their patches of land. When Stalin came to power in 1924, he instigated a reign of terror in the Ukraine that ranks among the foremost of his crimes against humanity. Over the next few years, he imposed a ruthless policy of collectivization. The kulaks’ land was sized for state farms and they were forced to work their own land as state employees. Many rebelled and were shot. In 1928, Stalin piled on the pressure by increasing the kulaks’ taxes at the ame time as requisitioning ever-larger quotas of grain.

By 1932 the demand of the state had become insatiab;e. At the end of that year the kulaks were forced to surrender their seed grain, without which they could not plant the following years harvest. From February to August 1933 they were ordered to hand over all foodstuffs; at the same time travel restrictions were imposed and the secret police brutally sniffed out any hoarders. The effect was to create a famine of such horrendous proportions that, having devoured first their livestock then cats and dogs and rodents, then starving finally resorted to infanticide and cannibalism.

The quote demands were lifted in 1933, by which time whole villages lay deserted. Survivors were transported to the Siberian gulags (forced labour camps) and Russian settlers were sent into the Ukraine to replace the dead. For years, successive governments of the USSR denied the famine had ever happened. To this day, although Russia accepts that incompetent agricultural policies contributed to mass starvation, it still denies there was any deliberate policy of genocide - officially, Holodomor never happened.

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I know you’re scared right now
maybe you miss someone,
maybe your heart hurts a little
or a lot
or maybe you’re not quite sure
of who you are
or what you want
but that feeling you
want back
the one where it doesn’t seem
like the whole world is against you.
It’s still there darling,
it never really left
and one day you will realise
that the only person
who can find it again
is you.

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one step at a time.

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Watercolour Tattoos by Sasha Unisex

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Nobody can save you but yourself — and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning — this is it.
Charles Bukowski (via feellng)
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