Russian revolution

The Dvinsk Regiment and the mysterious death of Grachov

Mass grave of  revolutionaries killed in the fighting in Moscow in October 1917

A short account of the revolutionaries of the Dvinsk Regiment and the suspicious death of their commander Grachov

The Petrenko incident: an opening shot in the attack by the Bolsheviks on the Revolution

A short account of the attack by the Bolsheviks on the detachment led by the revolutionary Petrenko in May 1918 at Tsaritsyn.

Bogunsky and Lopatkin : Trotsky’s attacks on Red commanders

Bogunsky (Anton Shary)

A short account of Trotsky's involvement in the killing of Red commanders Bogunsky and Lopatkin

The shootings of Trofimovsky, Panteleev and Gneuchev: Trotsky imposes discipline in the Red Army

Red Army parade, 1918

A short account of events on the Eastern Front during the Russian Civil War.

The Anarchist and Maximalist uprising in Samara 1918

Red Army enter Samara - October 1918

A short account of the Anarchist and Maximalist uprising in Samara in May 1918.

The Russian constructivists and anarchism

Malevich's Black Square

A short account of the Russian constructivists and their close relations with anarchism

The Poltava uprising against the Bolsheviks, 1920

Ukraine, Nov 1919 - black border is present day Ukrainian border

A short account of the large scale uprising against the Bolsheviks throughout Poltava province in the Ukraine.

The Role of Bolshevik Ideology in the Birth of the Bureaucracy


This article was first published in Socialism ou Barbarie#35(1964),as an introduction to Alexandra Kollantai's The Workers Opposition,but it can stand alone as a refutation of the standard Leninist/Trotskyist claim that the Soviet Union only degenerated post 1924 i.e after Lenin's death, and as such has been published in pamphlet form by a number of groups.

Antoni, Voldemar Genrikhovich aka Volodya aka Zaruthustra aka Grigori Andreivich Lyapunov, 1886-1974

Voldemar Antoni as a boy

A short biography of Voldemar Antoni, mentor of revolutionary leader Nestor Makhno and one of the founders of the Gulyai-Polye anarchist movement.

The Russian anarchists - Paul Avrich

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Paul Avrich's classic, and impeccably researched, study of the history of anarchism in Russia.