Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine

Flag of the Second Insurgent Regiment of the RIAU (Reverse)
"Circle-A" anarchy symbol
Temporary agreements with:

Tambov Rebellion

Central Powers

White Movement


The Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Революційна Повстанська Армія України), also known as the Black Army or simply as Makhnovshchyna (Ukrainian: Махновщина), was an anarchist army formed largely of Ukrainian peasants and workers under the command of the famous anarchist Nestor Makhno during the Russian Civil War of 1917–1922. They protected the operation of "free soviets" and libertarian communes in the Free Territory, an attempt to form a stateless anarcho-communist society from 1918 to 1921 during the Ukrainian Revolution.

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