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Burevestnik (sports society)

Burevestnik (; English: Stormy Petrel) was the All-Union Voluntary Sports Society of students and teachers of the most part of high schools and universities in the USSR, established in 1957 (between 1936 and 1957 the society with the same name united workers of Trade Unions of the State trade and State institutions).

Since 1959 the society was a member of the International University Sports Federation. In 1970 about 600 students' sport clubs with more than 1.5 million athletes (including 70,000 professors, lecturers and scientific workers) were members of the society. Educational institutions, in which the society operated, had 40 stadiums, 1,250 artistic gymnastics halls, 28 swimming pools and 550 sports camps.


Burevestnik (Буревестник) is a Russian name for a number of seabird species known in English as petrels, although not for the species called storm petrel in English. The Russian word can be parsed as "the announcer of a storm". It has been popularized in Russia by Maxim Gorky's poem " The Song of the Stormy Petrel". It may refer to:

  • Burevestnik (sports society), voluntary sports society of students and teachers in the USSR
  • Burevestnik (hydrofoil) ( Буревестник (тип судов на подводных крыльях)), a series of hydrofoil boats
  • Burevestnik Airport, military air base on the Kuril Islands, Russia
  • Burevestnik, name of several rural localities and resorts in Russia
  • Burevestnik (Nizhny Novgorod Metro), station of the Nizhny Novgorod Metro
  • Burevestnik-class frigates of the Russian Navy
  • Before the Hurricane, Georgian film titled Burevestnik in Russian
  • Burevestnik (1906), Russian anarchist newspaper published in Paris 1906–10
  • Burevestnik (Petrograd, 1917), Russian anarchist newspaper
Burevestnik (Nizhny Novgorod Metro)

Burevestnik is a station of the Nizhny Novgorod Metro which was opened on 9 September 2002. It is the western terminus station on the Sormovskaya line.

Burevestnik (Ukraine)

Burevestnik (Ukraine) or Burevisnyk was the Ukrainian affiliation of volunteer sport society Burevestnik that existed since 1936. Initially the society united workers of state retail industry.

Burevestnik (Petrograd, 1917)

Burevestnik (, 'Petrel') was a newspaper published daily from Petrograd, Russia. Burevestnik was the organ of the Petrograd Federation of Anarchist Groups. The newspaper was founded in November 1917 (seven months after the founding of the Petrograd Federation). Burevestnik was primarily distributed in Vyborg district, Kronstadt, Kolpino and Obukhovo. It had a readership of around 25,000. This newspaper was one of several publications with the name Burevestnik, a name originating in Maxim Gorky's poem Song of the Stormy Petrel.

Burevestnik was edited by Apollon Karelin, Bleikhman, Abba Gordin and V. L. Gordin. Amongst the writers of Burevestnik there were two distinct tendencies; the moderate tendency of Karelin and the radical tendency of the Gordin brothers. The former represented the line of Peter Kropotkin, the latter group being adherents of Mikhail Bakunin. As the capital of Russia was shifted from Petrograd to Moscow, the Moscow newspaper Anarkhiia replaced Burevestnik as the most important anarchist communist publication in the country.

In the midst of the ongoing revolution, Burevestnik called for immediate expropriation of private property. It advocated that the homeless and the poor should appropriate homes themselves. In an February 1918 article (which was cited in The New York Times), Burevestnik appealed to hall guards to stop protecting the rich and allow the poor to take control over the latter's residences and palaces.

It pleaded to the Petrograd workers to reject the leadership of the Bolsheviks. For example, in an April 1918 article it compared the Bolsheviks to the Black Hundreds. The article, published on the front page, carried the title "We have come to the limit!". It denounced attacks on the anarchist movement. However, the newspaper also rejected the parliamentary factions (Mensheviks, Cadets, SRs, etc.). The newspaper applauded the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in January 1918.

Burevestnik was closed down in May 1918.

Burevestnik (Tiflis, 1917)

Burevestnik was a Russian language Bolshevik newspaper published from Tiflis, Georgia in 1917. It was one of the most important Bolshevik organs in the city at the time.

Burevestnik (1921)

Burevestnik (, The Petrel) was a Russian language anarchist periodical published in New York City from 1921 to 1922.

Burevestnik (Minsk, 1917)

Burevestnik was a newspaper published daily from Minsk, Russia. It was the organ of the Minsk Bolsheviks. Burevestnik first appeared in October 1917, two days after the Bolshevik organ Molot had been suppressed by the Russian Provisional Government. Its masthead included the motto " Workers of the world, unite!".

Burevestnik carried articles by Vladimir Lenin. Issue no. 3 (published on October 11, 1917) carried the article The Crisis Has Matured, issue no. 8 (October 17, 1917) included The Nationalisation of the Banks whilst Lenin's A Letter to Comrades was published in parts in issues 13-16. These articles laid out the Bolshevik programme of action in Bielorussia.

Burevestnik continued to be published up to the victory of the October Revolution.