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Collective farm propaganda. Soviet reporters setting up the district newspaper 'Collective Farmer' in the fields of the Lenin collective farm in Zhazhkovo District, in the Ukraine, USSR, on 18 August 1933. Workers are seen harvesting hay. Between 1928 and 1933, the Soviet Union policy of collectivization consolidated land and labour. Instead of being paid wages, the labourers were given a share of the farm's products after the state had taken its portion. In the Ukraine, the collectivization imposed by Stalin caused disastrous famines in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions. Agriculture did not recover to pre-collectivization levels until the 1940s.
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