(QHA) -

A number of events are planned in Kyiv to mark the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor on Nov. 23,according to Kyiv Post.

The Holdomor, which means death by starvation, was ordered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and carried out by his henchmen in Ukraine. 

Several million Ukrainians died from starvation between 1932-33, before Stalin lifted the famine designed to force Ukrainian nationalism into submission and allow the ruler to from collective farms. 

Ukrainians across the country will observe a moment of silence for Holodomor victims at 4 p.m. 

QHA