Russian revolution

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.

From the history of the anarchist “Black Banner” movement in Białystok

Set the street anarchist Białystok at the beginning of the 20th century

At the turn of the 20th century Białystok, an industrial city with a population of 80,000 in the Polish part of the Russian empire, was the scene of one of the earliest examples of a mass working class movement inspired by anarchist principles. The ideological impetus for the revolutionary movement in Białystok in 1903–1906 was supplied by Chernoye Znamya [Black Banner], an organization which drew on classical anarchist doctrines but also developed its own approach to building a revolutionary working class movement.

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.

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.

Translator's introduction to the 1948 Chilean edition of Anton Pannekoek's Lenin as Philosopher - Lain Diez

A brief introduction to Pannekoek’s book on Lenin that defines the council communist tendency of Marxism as the long awaited bridge between Marxism and anarchism that promises to heal the rift of the Bakunin-Marx split in the First International. Written in the form of short “theses”, the text begins with a critical assessment of Trotsky’s opposition to Stalinism, supports Luxemburg’s and Mattick’s anti-Leninist critiques with regard to spontaneity and ends by agreeing with Karl Korsch’s negative identification of Leninism with social democracy as both being opposed to emancipatory socialism.

The West Siberian uprising, 1921-1922

Map - west Siberia

A short account of the West Siberian uprising against the Bolsheviks.

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

Makhno: the impressions of a French journalist - Stéphane Roger

Among the many enemies facing the Ukrainian anarchists in the Russian Civil War were the French armed forces sent to bolster the counter-revolution in Ukraine. A deserter from these forces describes his encounter with Nestor Makhno and his troops.

Mironov, Filipp Kuzmich (1872-1921)

Filipp Mironov

The dashing Cossack commander Filipp Mironov who was the conscience of the Russian revolution

Strikes against Stalin in 1930s Russia - Jeffrey Rossman

A detailed account and analysis of the Teikovo cotton workers' strike of April 1932, examining class, gender identity politics in Stalin's Russia.