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 Nestor Ivanovich “Batko” Makhno

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Nestor Ivanovich “Batko” Makhno

Birth
Zaporiz'ka, Ukraine
Death 25 Jul 1934 (aged 45)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Columbarium niche 6685
Memorial ID 44171162 View Source
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Ukrainian political figure. Anarchist-communist, leader of the Insurgent Army of Ukraine after the revolution of 1917



Nestor Ivanovych Makhno
Ukrainian: Нестор Іванович Махно,
Russian: Не́стор Ива́нович Махно́

was a Ukrainian anarcho-communist guerrilla leader turned army commander who led an independent anarchist army in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War.

A commander of the peasant Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine, also known as the Anarchist Black Army, Makhno led a guerrilla campaign during the Russian Civil War. He supported the Bolsheviks, the Ukrainian Directory, the Bolsheviks again, and then turned to organizing the Free Territory of Ukraine, an anarchist society. This project was cut short by the consolidation of Bolshevik power. Makhno was described by anarchist theorist Emma Goldman as "an extraordinary figure" leading a revolutionary peasants' movement. He is also credited as the inventor of the tachanka, a horse-drawn platform mounting a heavy machine gun.


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  • Maintained by: R.C.
  • Originally Created by: Rik Van Beveren
  • Added: 10 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44171162
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/44171162/nestor-ivanovich-makhno : accessed ), memorial page for Nestor Ivanovich “Batko” Makhno (7 Nov 1888–25 Jul 1934), Find a Grave Memorial ID 44171162, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by R.C. (contributor 47303570) .