“Kulak” and Food Crisis during the Civil War in Soviet Russia

Jiang LAN, Dehua ZHOU

Abstract


Food crisis was a very serious issue during the Civil War in Soviet Russia, which was mainly due to the revolt or resistance of the kulak in the countryside of Soviet Russia. To some extent, “Kulak” allowed the hunger situation in some regions of the Soviet Russia to go unchecked, which was believed to be a very severe threat for the new Soviet regime. Therefore, to eradicate the menace, the Bolsheviks led by Lenin adopted the policy of the resolute repression and deprivation of the kulak. As a matter of fact, in a word, according to the logic of the Bolsheviks, kulak was the culprit that engendered the famine, so kulak must be responsible for it, and kulak must pay the bill.


Keywords


Kulak; Food crisis; The civil war; Soviet Russia

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