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Next, the 25,000 played a leading rôle in the struggle against
They first confronted the terrible army of rumors and defamations,
called `kulak agit-prop'. The illiterate peasant masses, living in
barbaric conditions, subject to the influence of the pops (Orthodox
priests), could easily be manipulated. The Pop claimed that the Reign
of the Anti-Christ had come. The Kulak added that those who entered
the kolkhoz made a pact with the Anti-Christ.
, p. 154.
Among the 25,000, many were attacked and beaten. Several dozen were
murdered, shot or finished off with an axe by the kulaks.
Fri Aug 25 09:03:42 PDT 1995