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Grigori Tokaty, a former Russian soldier speaking in 1972, recalls Stalin’s brutal policies in the 1930s
(Imperial War Museum, 2810 reel 1)
IWM 2810/03/01; Grigori Tokaty recalls Stalin’s policies in the 1930s, 1972 sound recording


  1. What is Tokaty's view about the collectivisation and liquidation of the Kulaks?

  2. According to Tokaty, what damage did these policies do to the USSR?

  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a historian of using this source as evidence?