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Robert Kagan-ovich of Russia

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Kaganovich Lazar 1938

COMMENT: Lazar Kagan-ovich, Starved 6 million people in Ukraine and was the great-grandfather of Robert Kagan, the name came up at
It’s my suspicion, and I thought I would pass that on, I searched this when you wrote the article about the movie of the NYT journalist in Russia. in the 1930s
I read the article today about Victoria Nuland-men
Thanks for your work been following me for almost 10yrs.


REPLY: I can’t confirm that Lazar Kagan-ovich’s offspring include Robert Kagan. I do find it ironic that he was the architect of starving Ukraine and Stalin’s right-hand man. What I find curious is that Lazar Kagan-ovich was born by Kiev and was Ukrainian by heritage. Stalin was Georgian. The Ukrainians hate Russians yet it is ironic that the architect of the starvation of Ukraine came from there. Even Wikipedia states:

“Kaganovich (together with Vyacheslav Molotov) participated with the All-Ukrainian Party Conference of 1930 and were given the task of implementation of the collectivization policy that influenced the 1932–33 famine (known as the Holodomor in Ukraine).”

As far as Robert Kagan, the husband of Victoria Nuland, is concerned, his father died by the time he was two and his mother left Lithuania and migrated to the USA. Beyond that, only the name links him to the notorious Lazar Kaganovich. The blank slate is curious. The 1569 Union of Lublin created the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth that lasted until 1795. The final Partition of Poland ended both independent Lithuania and Poland. Thereafter, Lithuanians lived under the rule of the Russian Empire until the 20th century. Therefore, as Lazar came from Ukraine, his father was perhaps in Lithuania and was also Russian at that time. The Washington Post wrote of his father:

“Like fellow neoconservatives such as Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, he was a Democrat in his youth who turned right in response to the cultural and political upheavals in the 1960s. “

If Robert is connected to Lazar Kaganovich, it certainly would explain his hatred of Russia as well. I cannot confirm such a link. Yet, he too is linked to Russia.