"The communist cannibals: Shocking images reveal the depravation suffered by peasants forced to eat HUMANS during the 1920s Russian famineThe Russian famine of 1921–22, also known as Povolzhye famine, occurred in Bolshevik Russia
|A Russian couple sell human body parts on a market. People of Russia began to eat and sell human limbs due to the food struggle during the Russian famine of 1921|
It began in early spring of 1921 and lasted through 1922Civil war and Lenin's policy of seizing food from peasants caused the devastating man-made famine Around 30 million people were affected and around five million died
|A canteen for starving people in the town of Pokrovsk, near Saratov, in the Soviet union, in 1923|
Standing solemnly in their thick winter coats behind a table laden with children's body parts, this is the grave photo of a couple that shows how starving people turned to cannibalism to survive during a man-made famine in 1920s Russia.
|A starving boy is pictured in 1933 in documents from the archives of the Ukrainian security service|
|Women walk past people dying of starvation during Holodomor, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933|
More than five million people died during the catastrophe, which began in 1921 and lasted through 1922.
|A couple with their starving children during a famine in the U.S.S.R., circa 1922|
Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, had been in charge of the country since 1917. In a chilling disregard for the suffering of his fellow countrymen he instructed food to be seized from the poor.
|This photo taken in October 1921 shows starving children at Samara Camp during the famine in Russia|
Lenin's Bolsheviks party believed peasants were actively trying to undermine the war effort and by taking their food away it reduced their strength.
The famine was able to take root with ease due to the economic problems caused by World War I, five years of civil war, and a drought in 1921 which led to 30 million Russians becoming malnourished.
|In this picture taken in October 1921, famine-stricken refugee children are seen in Russia during the Russian Civil Wa|
As Lenin declared ‘let the peasants starve’, the result was to force them to resort to trading human flesh on the black market."