Famine in Ukraine was caused by Stalin's industrialization and collectivization policies many millions starved to death
"OPPOSlTlON TO COLLECTIVIZATION is only half the story why Moscow created the famine in Ukraine. The Ukrainian opposition was not only ideological, that is against Communism, but also political. Russian nationalism reared its ugly head at this time. The Kremlin used the famine as a political weapon to destroy Ukrainian aspirations for independence."
"CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES place the number of deaths in Ukraine due to this enforced famine, at about 4,800,000. Many recognized scholars, however have estimated the number between 5 million to 8 million."
Livestock in Ukraine
Source: Ukrainian Encyclopedia, page 1064
Qquotes and table from:
BLACK FAMINE IN UKRAINE 1932-33,
A STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE by Andrew Gregorovich