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Petrogubkomuny (Petrograd Provincial Consumer Commune)

Петрогубкомуны (Петроградская губернская коммуна)

The Petrograd Provincial Consumer Commune (abbreviated Petrogubkommuna as well as Petrokommuna) was founded in March 1919 by the Council of People's Commissars during the Russian Civil War. The creation of Petrogubkommuna was fostered by the conditions of war communism and its adverse affect on accessibility of consumer goods. Its graphic arts section was under the aegis of the Bureau for Design and Production of Artistic Diagrams (BMKhD) organized with the support by the Russian art critic, Nikolai Punin. Petrogubkommuna operated until around September 1921.

Sources & Citations

Iarov, S.V., & Shishkin, V.A. (1999). Gorozhanin kak politik: revolyutsiia, voyennyi kommunizm i NEP glazami petrogradtsev. Sankt-Peterburg: Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk. (p. 319, Petrogubkommuna abbreviation defined)
Koenker, D. P., Rosenberg, W. G., Suny, R. G. (1989). Party, state, and society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in social history. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (Petrogubkommuna, cited) (Petrogubkommuna, bio)
Mercer and Middlesex Auctions LLC publication, 2011 (Petrogubkommuna, cited)