Russia

Kazakh union leaders facing threat of abduction by the state

Union leaders from Kazakhstan are seeking support and solidarity as they face they very real and imminent threat of abduction by the state following their role in an oil workers strike last year, in which the Kazakh government massacred scores of striking workers.

Anti-Putin protestors cause 16k tailback on Moscow ring road

Anti-Putin protesters covered their cars in white ribbons and balloons and blocked the Moscow ring road for several hours causing massive traffic jams. The action was organised on social networking sites by opposition group, the 'voters league'. The protest is precursor to a massive demonstration in Moscow this coming weekend.

Year one of the revolution - Victor Serge

Account of the Russian revolution written by Victor Serge, a Bolshevik who had become disillusioned with anarchism. We do not necessarily agree with it all but reproduce it for reference.

Kontrrazvedka: The story of the Makhnovist intelligence service - Vyacheslav Azarov

Study of the Makhnovists' intelligence service during the Russian civil war, the Kontrrazvedka.

Nestor Makhno in the Russian civil war - Michael Malet

Early 1980s British perspective about Makhno and the Makhnovists, this is a sympathetic examination of their tactics and activity.

Civil War in Russia - David Footman

British historian's account of the Russian civil war and the Makhnovists.

The Bolshevik myth: diary 1920-1922 - Alexander Berkman

This book provides first-hand documentation of events in the Soviet Union when the Civil War was ending and Bolshevik regime was consolidating its position. The author was an American anarchist of Russian origin deported to Russia in 1919. The book is based on his diaries written between 1919-21.

Moscow anarchists on electoral corruption demonstration

A brief report on the activities of Moscow anarchists during the massive protest on the 24th December, against Putin, Medvedev, and electoral corruption.

120,000 protest against, bandits, criminals, oligarchs, corrupted officials, and other bastards

120,000 demonstrators pack into Moscow to protest against Putin, Medvedev, and election corruption.

The women's question: A case study of the Russian Revolution

A libertarian socialist analysis of Women's roles in the Russian Revolution, critiquing Lenin and Bolshevik moves against Women's Autonomy. The author shows in every case where the party was wrong, Women were at the front, starting with the first day of the revolution when the party and the male workers were too scared to carry out the general strike. Women's Autonomy guarantees the success of the worker's revolution, which is incomplete in-itself.