The Killing Fields

“The Killing Fields” is a phrase that has come to mean mass killings and deaths by starvation that took place at the hand of the communist regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

The Secret Speech

A brief on the “Secret Speech” in which Khrushchev denounced Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev delivered a dramatic speech at a closed meeting on 25th February 1956.

The Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution was an upsurge in pro-Communist revolutionary agitation against remnants of capitalist or bourgeois thinking in China.


Holodomor was a famine in Ukraine in 1932-33 in which 3.9 million people starved to death. The famine is widely accepted as having been enforced by Stalin.

The Great Terror

The Great Terror was the torture, execution and/or imprisonment of more than 1.5 million people by Stalin between 1936 and 1938.

The Katyn Massacre

The Katyn Massacre was the mass execution of Polish military officers and intelligentsia by the Soviet Union in 1940. Approximately 22,000 Poles were killed.