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a peasant in Russia wealthy enough to own a farm and hire labour. Kulak, or golchomag was the term used towards the end of the Russian Empire to describe peasants with over 8 acres of land. Kulak, (Russian: “fist”), in Russian and Soviet history, a wealthy or prosperous peasant, generally characterized as one who owned a relatively large farm and several head of cattle and horses and who was financially capable of employing hired labour and leasing land. Not to be confused with Gulag.


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