The Makhnovist movement was an attempt by peasants in southeastern Ukraine to create an anarchist society in 1917-1921. This unique social experiment embraced a substantial territory with a population of millions but has been little studied by historians.
In the years of revolution and civil war, the movement was protected from its numerous enemies by a remarkable military force — the Insurgent Army; and by an intelligence service — the Kontrrazvedka. It is the latter institution which is the subject of this study by Vyacheslav Azarov.
86 pp; includes translator's introduction, footnotes/endnotes, glossary, a chronology of the Makhnovist movement, photos, and a full colour map.
$14.50 Can or US ISBN 978-0-9737827-2-1
Vyacheslav Azarov is a native of Odessa, Ukraine. He is an activist in the political party "Union of Anarchists of Ukraine" (SAU) which stands for legal anarchism and evolutionary destatification of society.
He is the author of many essays on the history of Russian/Ukrainian anarchism and the application of anarchist concepts to contemporary politics.
Azarov's website is www.azarov.net.