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delbel · 2018-08-20 · Original thread
so the lead scientist didn't die trying to save the seed bank, he was arrested " in 1940, charged with serious crimes that were fabricated; then was tortured, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death by firing squad. Later, his sentence was commuted to 20 years in prison, but his jailors starved him to death in 1943. "

.. then a year later nine other scientist died of starvation

according to the Soviets.

Yeah call me a skeptic on this. I bet they just sentence his fellow scientist with the same crime and then later when they found out he was right, re-wrote the story. Again, serious doubts.

Source #14 in the wikipedia article The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Nikolai-Vavilov-Stalins-Persec...

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