Russia

Russians protest against corrupt Putin

Russians believe that Putin has rigged recent elections. In response, they have taken to the streets and have vowed to continue if their demands are not met. Putin has started to round up and incarcerate political opponents in a predictable response.

Anti-fascism in Russia: Notes of a co-conspirator

Ivan Khutorskoy

Personal recollections on fighting fascism in Russia, two years after the murder of Ivan Khutorskoy.

Video footage of Nestor Makhno, 1919

Newsreel footage from 1919 of Nestor Makhno and his troops.

Volin (Eichenbaum, Vsevelod Mikhailovich) aka Voline, 1882 -1945

Volin

A short biography of Volin (Voline) Russian anarchist and one of the founders of the anarchist synthesis

Disgruntled bosses are attacking anarchist hosting - again

Since 19th of July, Russian anho.org (shorthand for "Anarchist Hosting")
has been targeted with a DDoS - attack. Since then, numerous activist
website
s have been unaccessible - including Indymedia-Siberia and various
anarchist groups (Autonomous Action of Kazan, Autonomous Action of
Irkutsk, Inter-Professional Union of Workers etc.). Main goal of the
attackers is antijob.anho.org - website, committed to defence of workers
against employers. This project includes popular feature "black list of
employers" http://antijob.anho.org/black_list/, where workers are
reporting problematic employers.

Women and communal strikes in the crisis of 1917-1922 - Temma Kaplan

Women in the Russian revolution.

An article on women's pivotal role in Russia, Italy, Spain and Mexico during the revolutionary wave of 1917-1922.

Factory committees in 1918 - Chris Goodey debates Maurice Brinton

Debates between Trotskyists and libertarians about the Russian Revolution rarely break new ground. But this debate from the 1970s raised many thought-provoking questions that still await satisfactory answers even today.

The Makhnovists and the Mennonites: war and peace in the Ukrainian Revolution

A Mennonite Selbstschutz unit photographed in the Ukraine, 1918

This is a story about massacres that occurred in Southern Ukraine between 26th October and 7th December, 1919. The victims, avowedly-pacifist German Mennonites, included several women and elderly people; in Eichenfeld, almost one third of the village population was killed, including a 65 year-old blind woman. All the massacres occurred in the vicinity of the Makhnovist army. And then, after six weeks, they stopped.

Party Dictatorship or Workers Democracy: Introduction -- Oskar Anweiler

Oskar Anweiler on the workers' councils and the Bolshevik dictatorship in the Russian revolution.

The Beginnings of the Workers' Movement in Russia - Denis Authier

A critical survey of the emergence of Russian working class politics and the historical role of Trotsky's pre-Bolshevik theory, including its anti-Leninist tendencies.