Makhnovists

Rybin, Peter, 1885-1921

Peter is second from left, pictured in November 1920

Historical information about Peter Rybin, a Russian anarcho-syndicalist who joined the revolutionary Ukrainian Makhnovist army and was also active in the US, gleaned largely from his Soviet secret police file and focusing on his final months before he was sadly executed.

The Makhno Movement and Opposition within the Party

An article from the 1960's journal Obsolete Communism, the Left-Wing Alternative, about the history of the Makhnovist movement and the attention it had received at the time.

An Unsolved Mystery - the "Diary of Makhno's Wife"

Makno's daughter Elena & wife Galina

V.N. Litvinov analyses and disputes the alleged diary of Makhno's wife and its allegations about the Makhnovist movement and its leader.

La Makhnovtchina

A Makhnovist song about their struggles in Ukraine during the Russian Revolution.

The Makhnos of memory: Mennonite and Makhnovist narratives of the civil war in Ukraine (1917-1921) - Sean David Patterson

A really interesting Masters thesis on the relationship between Mennonites and Makhnovists in southern Ukraine during the Russian Civil War through the historical narratives found in each group’s literature.

Pause! Read! Consider! Insurgent Makhnovists

Two versions of another appeal to the Red Army to mutiny.

Comrades in the Red Army! Insurgent Makhnovists

Another appeal to the Red Army rank and file.

A word from the Makhnovists to the labouring cossacks of the Don and the Kuban

An appeal to the bands of Cossacks to rise up against the Bolsheviks.