The Soviet Union emerged from the world’s bloodiest conflict victorious, but at great cost. Twenty million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including 35 percent of men between 18 and 30. More than 20 percent of the population was homeless. And the material damage done by the war was on the order of 20 times the entire prewar annual Soviet GDP. Meanwhile, armed resistance to the brutal Soviet occupation of Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltics continued until the mid-1950s and even 1960s, resulting in hundreds of thousands more deaths.
Moreover, beginning in July 1946, famine once again gripped the Soviet …read more
Source: Victims of Communism