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Russian Revolution 1917

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part I: The great lessons of October 1917

Soviet leaders, celebrating the second anniversary of the revolution in Moscow

A historical analysis and balance sheet of the October Revolution from the perspective of invariant communism, showing what lessons to learn from its victory and fall, and what foundation a future proletarian movement must base itself upon.

Torgasheva, Tatiana Tikhonovna (1885-1919)

Tatiana Torgasheva

A short biography of Tatiana Torgasheva, fighter for women's liberation, Bolshevik then anarchist communist

Piven, Dimitri (1885-1970)

Butyrka Prison, Moscow, 1890s

A short biography of anarchist communist Dimitri Piven, who shared a prison cell with Makhno.

The Two Octobers - Peter Arshinov/Piotr Archinov

Peter Arshinov's short history of the Russian Revolution. First published in English by the Organisation of Revolutionary Anarchists as part of Libertarian Communist Review #1, then made available online at the struggle.ws website.

What's the System? Review of an Angry Workers Pamphlet

The Angry Workers of the World (AWW), a group based in West London which publishes the irregular workplace bulletin WorkersWildWest, has released a pamphlet collecting their articles on history, crisis, and revolution. We want a new society – and don’t we need it! seeks to explain in a straightforward manner how the current system emerged and how a new society can replace it.

Esperanto; in the Ups and Downs of Moscow Linguistics and Politics

2-a kongreso de SEU, Moskvo, julio 1925

A series of articles from the journal Amerika Esperantisto, concerning the history of Esperanto and linguistics in the Soviet Union. Written in 1957

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.