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A woman lights a candle in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, in 2006 as part of a remembrance of the estimated 3 million to 5 million Ukrainians who died in a famine in 1932-33. The Ukrainians starved to death when Soviet dictator Josef Stalin forced farmers from their land and into a collectivized, state-run agricultural system. Genia Savilov /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Stalin to Putin, Ukraine is still trying to break free from Moscow

Josef Stalin caused a famine when he tried to remake Ukraine's farms. Vladimir Putin is threatening to invade Ukraine — again. For a century, Ukraine has been trying to escape Moscow's grip.

A woman lights a candle in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, in 2006 as part of a remembrance of the estimated 3 million to 5 million Ukrainians who died in a famine in 1932-33. The Ukrainians starved to death when Soviet dictator Josef Stalin forced farmers from their land and into a collectivized, state-run agricultural system. Genia Savilov /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Genia Savilov /AFP via Getty Images

From Stalin to Putin, Ukraine is still trying to break free from Moscow

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