Economic repression in the Soviet Union

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Economic repression in the Soviet Union was carried out for ideological and political reasons.

Economic repression of social classes

Eventually the social classes which were considered "enemies of the people" were dealt with by means of political repression, however in early periods of the Soviet history, undesirable classes, such as kulaks (rich peasants) were actively repressed by economical means, such as increased taxation and various restrictions on economic activities.