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.
I dedicate this work to two proletarian revolutionaries:
to one now dead,
dear Vassili Nikiforovich Chadayev,
militant in the Leningrad communist organization, 1917–28, whose principled intelligence, firmness of character and absolute devotion – a unique flame burning within him – never wavered even in the bitterest torment and who perished before he could show the fullness of his powers in the service of the revolution, murdered while accomplishing a mission on 26 August 1928, not far from Armavir (Kuban); and
TO A GREAT LIVING REVOLUTIONARY.