The honeymoon between the anarcho-syndicalists of the CNT and the Russian Revolution in its early years is well known. However, mystery still envelops its sudden rupture with the Communist International in June of 1922. Within much of the historical literature, the split with the Comintern was an epiphany, brought about by the in-flow of worrisome reports about the authoritarianism of the Soviet regime. Using new sources, this article revisits this interpretation. It thoroughly analyses the pitched political battle that shook the Confed-eration between October 1921 and June 1922, and grounds it in the political context of the moment.
- Communist International
- Red International of La-bour Unions
- Russian Revolution