Acting in small units of 20-30 people, the bandits attacked the Soviet institutions, blew up bridges, destroying telegraph lines, food warehouses, robbed people, attacked and in some passers-by in the woods. Sometimes the gang grows from local thieves. During the winter of 1920/21 the bandits made in Belarus to 40 massacres, 21 of them in the Mozyr district, where wielded Bulak-balahovtsy. In March 1921 pogroms were committed 18 in April - and 18 in May - 53. Igumen county operated a detachment of 400 men under the command of Colonel Pavlovsky, in Bobruisk - a detachment of 300 men under the command of Captain Kolosov. By June 1921 at the territory of Belarus valid until 40 gangs with a permanent contingent of up to 3 thousand people.