Anarchists in the Gulag (and prison and exile)

Bolshevik repression of anarchists after 1917

Looking for Max Chernyak

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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.”

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!

[Edit] Up now on the KSL website: Speech of Comrade Chernyak (1919)


Written by gulaganarchists

13, April 2011 at 9:38 am

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  1. The Many Lives of Max Chernyak and A Letter from Max Chernyak both just published in KSL Bulletin 66:


    22, April 2011 at 4:19 pm

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