The famine crisis of 1921-1922.
Source: A People's Tragedy, The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924
Below: Bolshevik commissars inspect the harvest failure in the Volga region, 1921. The crisis was largely the result of Bolshevik over-requisitioning.
Below: the victims of the crisis; an overcrowded cemetery in the Buzuluk district, 1921.
Below: Cannibals with their victims, Samara province, 1921.
Above: When the Bolsheviks started the civil war they unleashed a wave of violence on a scale the world had rarely seen. Here in Orsha in 1918 a Polish officer is hanged and impaled by soldiers of the newly created Red Army.
Source: Black Book of Communism, Crimes, Terror, Repression, Courtois