Russian Revolution 1917

Miasnikov's 'Draft Platform' for the Communist Workers' International (1930)

The document which follows is a translation from the French original. It was sent to us in the facsimile version kept in the NKVD files in Moscow by comrades of the Workers’ Group in the USA. The official stamp shows that the NKVD had received it by 8 July 1932 and, no doubt, it later played a part in sealing the ultimate fate of Gavril Miasnikov. Our translation is based on this version.

The Real Cause of the Beginning and End of WWI

Explanations of the cause of WW1 and its ending are always carefully avoided every year as regularly as the commemoration itself.

Taratuta, Alexander (Ovsey-Meer) Grigorievich (Gershkovich) aka Stanislav, Sasha (1879-1937)

Alexander Taratuta

A short biography of Alexander Taratuta, Russian social democrat and then anarchist communist.

The Workers and Peasants of Russia and Ukraine: How Do They Live? - Augustin Souchy

Augustin Souchy's work on the living conditions of Russian and Ukrainian workers and peasants in the early days of the Soviet Union.

Paths of revolution - M. Sergven

One of the first anarchist critiques of state capitalism of the Russian revolution

Gavrish, Daniil (189?-after 1924)

A short biography of Makhnovist commander Daniil Gavrish

Yakov Maskalevsky (?-1922) aka Gold Tooth

A short biography of anarchist and Makhovist Yakov Maskalevsky alias Gold Tooth

Belochub, Panteleimon Fedorovich (1892-1929)

Panteleimon Belochub

A short biography of Makhnovist and anarchist Pantaleimon Belochub

Notes of a Red Guard - Eduard Dune

Notes of a Red Guard takes the reader into Red Guard and Red Army units, Moscow factories, workers' homes, and to the unfamiliar world of feudal Dagestan, offering a rare glimpse of revolutionary Russia from the perspective of an educated, skilled worker who became a rank-and-file participant.

Sirobaba, Iakov Matviyovich aka Syrovatsky (189? -1923)

Sirobaba

A short biography of the diehard Makhnovist commander Iakov Sirobaba aka Syrovatsky