The Russian Revolution in Ukraine (March 1917 - April 1918)


Nestor Makhno

Part One

Dedication and Preface

Chapter 1: My Liberation

Chapter 2: Meeting with comrades and first attempts to organize revolutionary activities

Chapter 3: Organization of the Peasants' Union

Chapter 4: Examination of the police files

Chapter 5: Re-election of the public committee; whether or not to get involved in it

Chapter 6: The role of teachers. Our work in the public committee

Chapter 7: The first of May. Relationship of the peasants to the land question

Chapter 8: The workers' strike

Chapter 9: Some results

Chapter 10: Struggle against rent

Chapter 11: P. A. Kropotkin arrives in Russia. Meeting with Ekaterinoslav anarchists

Chapter 12: Kornilov's march on Petrograd

Chapter 13: Struggle with the Counter-Revolution. Going to the villages

Chapter 14: Visit to the factory workers of Aleksandrovsk

Chapter 15: The Provincial Soviet makes advances to Gulyai-Pole

Part Two

Chapter 16: October coup d'état in Russia

Chapter 17: Elections to the Constituent Assembly; our attitude towards the party strife

Chapter 18: Provincial Congress

Chapter 19: Counter-Revolution of the Ukrainian Central Rada

Chapter 20: With the Left Bloc against the Counter-Revolution

Chapter 21: Armed peasantry go to the aid of the city workers; the Aleksandrovsk Revkom and the Commission of Inquiry

Chapter 22: Battle with Cossacks, negotiations, and an agreement

Chapter 23: My observations on the Left Bloc in Aleksandrovsk

Chapter 24: Suppression of the zemstvo territorial units; formation of a Revkom by members of the Soviet; search for funds

Chapter 25: How the exchange of goods between city and village was organized and how we struggled to make it work

Chapter 26: New members of our Group

Chapter 27: The agrarian communes; their organization; their enemies

Chapter 28: The successes of the German-Austrian armies and the Ukrainian Central Rada against the Revolution; Agents of the Counter-Revolution and the struggle against them

Chapter 29: Consolidation of the detachments; formation of a single Front with the Left Bloc

Chapter 30: Egorov's urgent summons; the loss of our military sector


Published by Black Cat Press, Edmonton 2007. English translation copyright Black Cat Press. The Nestor Makhno Archive has altered some spellings and corrected some typographical errors.

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