A peasant in Russia wealthy enough to own a farm and hire labour. Emerging after the emancipation of serfs in the 19th century the kulaks resisted Stalin’s forced collectivization, but millions were arrested, exiled, or killed.
- Many in the party were now convinced that kulaks were holding the country to ransom.
- I remember the despair of educated land owners who had become dispossessed kulaks.
- The killing of the kulaks was the practical application of Marxist epistemology.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: kulak
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.