Proletarian Puncher of Steaks
The Soviet records were for the most part designed for internal consumption, they are roughly as accurate as interal US records. The Holodomor, strictly speaking, not an intentional event in that Stalin deliberately planned for it in advance. Instead it was caused, to my understanding, by a combination of poor crops in a year of famine, with the soviet functionaries recording all time crop highs in their reports, which led to too much grain being taken from Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and the Don-Kuban region of the Russian grain belt and not enough being left for the people themselves. So if it was deliberately planned then Stalin also intentionally sacrificed 3-5 million of the loyalist Kazakhs and Russians as well as ukranians.Stalin was Autocratic ruler of the Soviet Union his stamp of approval was needed for everything and it's well known he had prejudice views of the ethnic Ukrainians.
Also why are we trusting the famously well doctored Soviet Records anyway?
But lets not pretend it wasn't something that Stalin bears responsibility for. His policies directly led to the event and his actions were insufficient in quelling it, which did lead to the deaths of between 3 and 7 million people, with a high esitimate of 10 million. Much like how Churchill caused the Bengal famine, Mao the Chinese famine and Hitler widespread starvation in Eastern europe through food confiscation, Stalin bears responsibility for the deaths in that he could have done more to prevent them.