KONTRRAZVEDKA The Story of the Makhnovist Intelligence Service by Vyacheslav Azarov. Translated and edited by Malcolm Archibald

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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.

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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/security service — the Kontrrazvedka. It is the latter institution which is the subject of this study by present day Ukrainian anarchist Vyacheslav Azarov.