Solzhenitsyn did not base his books on real history. Recently I read about a science institute named after Juk. Juk was named one of 6 people that were principals of repressions in "The Gulag Archipelago" by Solzhenitsyn. Officials of this institute researched this question and found no documents proving this. So they contacted Solzhenitsyn foundation and later Solzhenitsyn himself. He said that this book is not a documentation book, and his work is not based on archives.
"have killed investigative journalists" - do you have any proof? There are lists of "killed" journalists, but by looking at these lists, many of "journalists" worked as journalists in the past, years before being killed. Others did not touch politics at all and where killed because they found criminal activity in some firm.
It was not done intentionally, it was a matter of serious errors made by government when serious bad harvest occurred. Most of data on Holodomor that is known in USA and other countries is a falsification by Yushchenko who wanted to propagate information that only Ukrainians died in 1932-1933.
But still, there is nothing similar to that in 1970-1990. All countries had serious problems in past.
from the 20-miles-per-cheeseburger dept.
thecarchik writes "America loves to complain about gas mileage and the cost of gasoline. As it turns out, part of the problem is us. How much does it really matter? A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a 1.1 percent increase in self-reported obesity, which translates into extra weight that your vehicle has to haul around. The study estimates that 1 billion extra gallons of fuel were needed to compensate for passenger weight gained between 1960 and 2002."