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NARKOMPROS

// НАРКОМПРОС // Народный комиссариат просвещения // Narodnyi komissariat prosveshcheniia // People's Commissariat Of Enlightenment

The People's Commissariat of Enlightenment was responsible for education and culture in the USSR. It had a separate Department of Fine Arts (Otdel Izobrazitelnykh Iskusstv--IZO) responsible for the public arts. Narkompros existed from 1917 until 1946 when it was renamed the Ministry of Education.