Saturday, November 22, 2008


Black Cat Press of Edmonton soldiers on, producing fine and inexpensive anarchist literature. Check out their website for their catalogue. Their newest is 'Kontrrazvedka:The Story of the Makhnovist Intelligence Service'. Fine cloak and dagger stuff with an anarchist twist.
"Kontrrazvedka" by Vyacheslav Azarov:
Kontrrazvedka: The Story of the Makhnovist Intelligence Service
by Vyacheslav Azarov

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. He is the author of many essays on the history of Russian/Ukrainian anarchism and the application of anarchist concepts to contemporary politics.

86 pp; includes translator's introduction, footnotes/end notes, glossary, a chronology of the Makhnovist movement, photos, and a full colour map.

$8.50 Can or US

Price does not include tax or shipping. Publications may be ordered from:
Black Cat Press, 4508 118 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5W 1A9 Canada
Order by email from
(we can send you an estimate of the cost of your order)
We accept Visa and Mastercard. Inquiries from bookstores/distributors welcome.
Related Link:

No comments: