The unknown revolution, 1917-1921 - Volin

Kronstadt workers and sailors demonstrate in 1917
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.

Submitted by Steven. on November 12, 2010

The present work is a complete translation of La Revolution Inconnue, 1917-1921, first published in French in 1947, and re-published in Paris in 1969 by Editions Pierre Belfond. An abridged, two-volume English translate of the work was published in 1954 and 1955 by the Libertarian Book Club (New York City) and Freedom Press (London). The present edition contains all the materials included in the earlier edition (translated by Holley Cantine), as well as the sections which were omitted (Book I, Part I and II, and some brief omissions later in the work, translated by Fredy Perlman). In the newly translated sections, Russian words are transliterated into English. However, in the sections which are reprinted from the earlier edition, French transliteration of Russian words was frequently retained in the English translation. As a result the present edition, a Russian word is frequently spelled in two different ways.

The text has been taken by from, and has undertaken a large number of corrections in spelling, although some errors resulting from scanning the book into text format still remain.

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Submitted by Steven. on November 12, 2010

bump, because the full text has now been completed.