The Image of Nestor Makhno in the Memoirs of A.A. Saksaganskaya. Impression of the Writer, Rumors, Eyewitness Accounts

Simonova O.A.


The paper deals with the rumors and evidence facts about Nestor Makhno that are provided by writer A.A. Saksaganskaya in her unpublished memoir «Makhno. Under the black flag». The image of Makhno, his military tactics and some military operations had certain representation in the urban society of the time. The analysis of the memoir allows to restore this representation. Makhno appears to be a fearless hero, a cruel murderer, and a sly peasant who manages to trick his adversaries.


Civil war, Ekaterinoslav, image of Makhno, military tactics of Makhno, the city rumors.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2018.04.17

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