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Petrogubkomuny (Petrograd Consumer Commune)

The Petrograd Consumer Commune (Petrokommuna and then later, Petrogubkommuna) was created on March 20, 1919 by the Council of People's Commissars. Its creation was partly fostered by the conditions of "war communism" during the Russian Civil War. Petrogubkommuna remained as an entity until about September 1921. The Commune’s Bureau for Design and Production of Artistic Diagrams (BMKhD) was its graphic arts section. It was organized with support from the Russian art critic Nikolai Punin.

Sources & Citations

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)
Mercer and Middlesex Auctions LLC publication, 2011