Ukraine

The Makhnovist movement and the national question in the Ukraine, 1917-1921

Makhno, sitting centre with some of his troops

A detailed account and analysis of the Ukrainian revolutionary anarchist army, during the Russian revolution, written by Aleksandr Shubin.

Nestor Makhno: the man and the myth

Nestor Makhno

A short biography of Nestor Makhno by historian Paul Avrich.

Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack - Alexandre Skirda

Nestor Makhno.

The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the Tsarist empire and the civil war that took place as Makhno's army fought both the remnants of the old regime and the new Bolshevik one.

Russia and Ukraine: history called up on national service

Flag showing Stalin

The Russian and Ukrainian elites are mobilising, and misrepresenting, history, to justify each side of the ruinous military conflict in eastern Ukraine

What is happening in Ukraine? Interview with international secretary of KRAS-IWA

This in the English variant of an interview made by Chinese anarchist blog "emblack.wordpress.com" with internarional secretary of KRAS-IWA, anarcho-syndicalist union in Russia

International solidarity urged for captive Crimean anarchist Alexander Kolchenko

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB
(ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

What is an anarchist strategy in Ukraine?: response to an ongoing crisis

Exerpts from First of May Anarchist Alliance discussion on the events in Ukraine. We do not necessarily agree with many of the views here, but reproduce for reference and discussion.

Rybin, Peter, 1885-1921

Peter is second from left, pictured in November 1920

Historical information about Peter Rybin, a Russian anarcho-syndicalist who joined the revolutionary Ukrainian Makhnovist army and was also active in the US, gleaned largely from his Soviet secret police file and focusing on his final months before he was sadly executed.

Social protest and repression in Donbass

Protest in Antratsit, Luhansk

News about social protests is coming out of Donbass, the region controlled by separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war

This text was written as an answer to our foreign friends' questions about situation in the Eastern Ukraine and Russian anarchists' attitude towards that. We hope it will be of use to everybody interested in these matters.
The situation is complex and controversial and you should understand that the text below does not (and can't) reflect the opinion of all Russian anti-fascists and anti-capitalists. We discussed this within our group, but even here we have a couple of contradicting points of view.