Russian revolution

The unknown revolution, 1917-1921 - Volin

Kronstadt workers and sailors demonstrate in 1917

Complete text of Volin's extensive work on the Russian Revolution, its usurping by the Bolsheviks and on workers' rebellions against the new dictatorship.

The Left Communist Movement of 1918 - Ronald I. Kowalski

An analysis by academic, Kowalski, on the early internal party opposition in the Bolshevik Party by the communist left, against the signing of Brest Litovsk agreement with Germany.

The anarchist underground in Leningrad

Lydia Chukovskaya in 1926

A short account of the anarchist underground in Leningrad in the 1920s

Nikiforova, Marusya, 1885-1919

Biography of Ukrainian anarchist guerrilla who fought with the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine.

Volin, 1882-1945 - Rudolf Rocker

A short biography of Russian anarchist, Vsevolod Mikhailovich Eichenbaum, commonly known as Volin, by Rudolph Rocker.

History of the Makhnovist movement, 1918-1921 - Peter Arshinov

Nestor Makhno, with comrades

The full text of Peter Arshinov's definitive history of the revolutionary Ukrainian guerrilla movement led by anarchist Nestor Makhno.

A fresh look at Lenin - Andy Brown

Solidarity pamphlet #56, in which Andy Brown examines the failure of the Russian revolution and its relation to the ideology of Lenin, its key leader, as described by his own words. With a Postface by Ian Pirie and A.A. Raskolnikov.

The red Jacobins: Thermidor and the Russian revolution in 1921

Lenin and Trotsky.

Stalin was the gravedigger of the Russian Revolution, as conscious agent of the bureaucratic elite that stole power and bloodily repressed opposition. But did Lenin and Trotsky’s earlier suppression of party factions fatally secure his passage to total power? Mark Hoskisson argues that the anti-Stalinist left has underestimated the significance of 1921 in sealing the fate of the revolution

The Unhappy Elitist: Victor Serge's Early Bolshevism - Peter Sedgwick

Peter Sedgwick examines the early, often seemingly contradictory, politics of anarchist-turned Bolshevik Victor Serge.

Jan Waclaw Machajski: A radical critic of the Russian intelligensia and socialism - Marshall S. Shatz

A biography of Polish-born Jan Waclaw Machajski and account of his radical critique of the role of the intelligentsia in Soviet Russia's political life which was known as Makhaevism.