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All-Russian Central Executive Committee

Known by the acronym VTsIK (Vserossiyskii Centralny Ispolnitelny Komitet), the All-Russian Central Executive Committee was the highest legislative, administrative, and revising governmental body of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) from 1917 until 1937. The Central Executive Committee was elected at the First All-Russian Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies' Soviets in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in 1917. In late 1922, the Soviet Union was formed and it was comprised of the RSFSR and other Soviet republics. The All-Russian Central Executive Committee at that point became the second-highest level (federal-republic) governing body in the USSR. Following the reformation of the Soviet Constitution in 1936, the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR supplanted the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.