Russian revolution

Political Testament of Lenin and Bukharin and the Meaning of NEP

NEP-period marketplace.

Lars T. Lih on Lenin, Bukharin and the new economic policy of the Bolsheviks. In PDF format.

Rybin, Piotr (Rivkin; Zonov; Rybin-Zonov) (? - 1920)

Piotr Rybin (Zonov)

A short biography of Piotr Rybin (Zonov) anarchist worker murdered by the Bolsheviks

Veretelnik, Boris, ?-1919

A short biography of Boris Veretelnik , Left Socialist Revolutionary and then anarchist and Makhnovist

Popov, Dimitri Ivanovich, 1892-1921

Dimitri Popov

A short biography of Dimitri Popov, sailor, Left Socialist Revolutionary and then anarchist and Makhnovist

Anti-Semitism and the Makhnovists - Michael Malet

Malet finds that - despite false allegations - Makhno was not anti-Semitic and that incidents of anti-Semitism among the Makhnovists were less than in rival military forces, including the Bolshevik Red Army.

White Collars & Horny Hands: the revolutionary thought of Waclaw Machajski - Max Nomad

Nomad describes Machajski's theory of the socialist movement as a bid for power over the working class by the middle class intelligentsia. His critique was based on observations of the legalism and state-capitalist goals of the European Social-Democratic parties of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

What is "Makhaevism"? - Paul Avrich

Paul Avrich looks at the life of the Polish theorist and activist, Jan Wacław Machajsk.

Lepetchenko, Ivan and Alexander

Alexander Lepetchenko

A short account of the lives of the Lepetchenko brothers, Alexander and Ivan, who fought with the Makhnovists.

Stalin: why and how - Boris Souvarine

Souvarine describes Stalin's path of ascent to power as master of Party and state.

Zuychenko, Nazar Semenovich, 1887/8-1938

Zuychenko , seated  2nd from right. Makhno seated far left, Antoni seated second

A short biography of Nazar Zuychenko, one of first members of Gulyai Poye Anarchist Communist Group, persecuted by the Soviet authorities