Cannibalism (Каннибализм) is practice of using of human body as food; usually, to feed other humans.
Cannibalism is often considered as unwanted and even criminal activity.
Many authors indicate, that Cannibalism is popular in the USSR. Censorship and the iron curtain in the USSR allows the Soviet government to hide information about cannibalism in the country, although this phenomenon is mentioned in some texts of the soviet literature (for ex., the drama by Sergei Esenin)
In Russia of century 21 the censorship is not so strong as in time of the USSR; so, the notices about evidences of cannibalism appear in the internet; mainly in Russian. Some of them are cited in the Russian version of this article, Каннибализм.
Evidence are observed, that cannibalism continues also in Russia in century 21.
Dmitri Baksheev (Бакшеев Дмитрий Владимирович, 1982.05.29) and Natalia Baksheeva (Бакшеевa Наталья Владимировна , 1975.01.25) are reported to organise consumption or the human meat. Perhaps, the most of consumers did not know that they eat the human meat.
- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cannibalism_during_Russian_famine_1921.jpg Cannibals with their victims, Samara province, Volga region, Russia, 1921. Date Source selfmade copy of photimages published in the book "Russia 1904-1924. The Revolutionary Years" by Eric Baschet. Own work, copyleft, attribution required (Multi-licence GFDL, CC-BY-SA all versions)
- Nigel Jones. Red Famine. Stalin’s War on Ukraine. Anne Applebaum review – grim but essential. Tuesday 29 August 2017 09.30 BST .. Holodomor” is a less well-known word than “Holocaust”, but Anne Applebaum’s indignant history of the famine that Stalin and his followers deliberately inflicted on Ukraine in 1932-33 leaves little doubt that it should be remembered alongside Hitler’s slaughter of Europe’s Jews. // At least 4 million Ukrainians died, victims not of a natural catastrophe but a carefully calculated crime. Ukraine had resisted Bolshevism in the civil war of 1918-1920, and when Stalin collectivised Soviet agriculture, that vast land, the bread basket of the USSR, became his target. // Applebaum describes how death squads fanned out across the steppes to seize grain from peasant farmers, reducing them to cannibalising their own children. It is grim but essential reading, and does much to explain the legacy of burning resentment in Ukraine, which led to the country’s clash with Vladimir Putin, a strongman seen by many as from the same mould as Stalin.
- https://en.crimerussia.com/gromkie-dela/krasnodar-family-eating-humans-for-20-years-/ Krasnodar family eating humans for 20 years. 16:22 / 25.09.2017.