The article subject is the relationship between the revolutionary action and the process of
legitimation. The author demonstrates how revolutionaries acquire the right to new rationalization
of history. The priority in this process belongs to narratives which are related
to realization of the right to revolt. Each conscious revolutionary action anticipates the
existence of some parallel structures of counterpower. These structures are mainly established
as political views and imagined institutions. Within the process of revolution, this
fundamental feature of political imagination is embodied in narratives of society-power
relation, which is the basic component of the revolutionary legitimation.