USSR

Did the Bolshevik seizure of power inaugurate a socialist revolution? A Marxian inquiry - Paresh Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay applies Marxian categories to the Russian Revolution of 1917 to examine its socialist content.

The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience - Paresh Chattopadhyay

Paresth Chattopadhyay's book elaborating on Marx's concept of capital and applying it to the economy of the 'Soviet' Union, attempting to show how the production, reproduction and accumulation of capital continued within 'actually-existing socialism', as well as critiquing alternative theories of the fSU as 'socialism' or 'neither socialism nor capitalism'.

Western Marxism and the Soviet Union - Marcel van der Linden

Marcel van der Linden reviews various Marxian theories on the nature of the Soviet Union.

The anarchist underground in Leningrad

Lydia Chukovskaya in 1926

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

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.

Ante Ciliga,Trotsky, and State Capitalism: Theory, Tactics, and Re-evaluation during the Purge Era, 1935-1939 - Michael S Fox

Michael S. Fox on Trotsky and state capitalism during Stalin's purges. In PDF format.

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 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.

The final purging of the Makhnovists 1937-1938

Vlas Sharovsky

A short account of the repression that fell on old members of the Makhnovist movement in 1937-38.