Contemporary Film of Ukrainian Anarchist Nestor Makhno

I found this very brief film clip of Nestor Makhno and his anarchist ‘Black Army’ of Ukraine boarding a train. Makhno led an anarchist revolution in Ukraine, which broke away from the Russian Empire at the time of the Russian Revolution. Eventually it was reconquered by the Red Army of the new Soviet Union. Makhno and some of the other leading Ukrainian Revolutionaries fled into exile in Paris. I’ve already put up a piece of contemporary footage of the funeral of Peter Kropotkin, and thought I should put up this little piece of one of the other anarchist revolutionaries against Tsarism for Libertarian Socialism.

Makhno and his Ukrainian revolution were also the subject of a Russian TV series, The Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno. Here’s the trailer for the series. I’ve only got a smattering of Russian, so I can’t tell you what’s being said or if it’s historically accurate. But it’s still interesting, nonetheless.

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