Russian revolution

Pobuna u Kronštatu - Ante Ciliga

Kronstadt sailors

Ciliga's "Kronstadt Revolt" in Serbo-Croat.

Democratic Centralism - Eduard Dune

Eduard Martynovich Dune, a member of the opposition group "Democratic centralism". For his opposition activities he was arrested and spent many years in Vorkuta. Fled during the Second World war. Analysis made in 1947 for the Menshevik émigré organ "Socialističeskij Vestnik". Died in 1953. Source: Archive of L.D. Trotsky, vol. 2 ; Chernyavskiy, Felshtinsky.

Beyond Kronstadt; the Bolsheviks in power - Mark Kosman

"Remember the Starving!" - 3 to 6 million died during the 1921-22 Russian famine

This article tries to go beyond the usual Kronstadt debate between Trotskyists and anarchists on why the Russian revolution failed. It includes sections on: workers' control, soviet democracy, the Red Terror, the 1921 workers' revolt and 'Stalinism'.

Seventy days in Russia: What I saw - Angel Pestaña

Angel Pestaña

First published in Spain in 1924, Angel Pestaña’s journal recounting his experiences in Russia in the summer of 1920 as the delegate sent by the Spanish anarchosyndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (the CNT) to the Second Congress of the Third International, which he represents as “an objective accounting”, features encounters with Victor Serge, Peter Kropotkin, Lenin, Zinoviev, Lozovsky and Tomsky; while critical of the “mistakes” of the Bolsheviks, Pestaña ultimately absolves them of the greatest share of responsibility for the suffering of the Russian people, which he attributes to the blockade and civil war imposed and underwritten by the Western Democracies.

The Actuality of the Revolution: Reflections on Lenin’s State and Revolution

How Lenin wrote State and Revolution in order to extract the political project advanced by the autonomous struggles of the Russian proletariat during the July Days.

Kronstadt - a short film

A short film about the Kronstadt rebellion of 1921 against the Bolshevik dictatorship.

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.

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.