Anarchist, barber, exile, wobbly, partisan, and number one secret agent of the Makhnovist movement… Who was Max Chernyak [aka Maxim Cherniak] and what happened to him?
“In short, the founder of the Makhnovist Kontrrazvedka [counter-intelligence], as a real kontrrazvednik, has up to now not yielded his secrets to researchers” Kontrrazvedka by V. Azarov
“It is unclear what became of him.” http://militants-anarchistes.info
The next issue of KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library will have an article pulling together various sources to tell the story of this extraordinary life in extraordinary times.
Watch this space and www.katesharpleylibrary.net!
[Edit] Up now on the KSL website: Speech of Comrade Chernyak (1919)