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Union of Communes (SKSO) of the Northern Region

The Union of Communes of the Northern Region (SKSO) encompassed the areas of Severnaia Oblast and Severnaia Commune. Its composition was an association of Soviets (local councils) that existed from March/May 1918 until February 1919. While political differences in the region helped to erode the Union, its key dissolution occurred during the relocation of the central Soviet government to Moscow from Petrograd (St. Petersburg).

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The Union of Communes of the Northern Region (SKSO) encompassed the areas of Severnaia Oblast and Severnaia Commune. Its composition was an association of Soviets (local councils) that existed from March/May 1918 until February 1919. While political differences in the region helped to erode the Union, its key dissolution occurred during the relocation of the central Soviet government to Moscow from Petrograd (St. Petersburg). On February 24, 1919, the 3rd Congress of Soviets of the Northern Region abolished the Northern Region as a political zone. Historically, Severnaia Oblast had been a chiefly anti-Bolshevik "state" that existed from 1918 – 1920.

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Sources & Citations

Jackson, T. N.; Nielsen, J. P. (2005). Russia-Norway: Physical and symbolic borders. Moscow: Languages of slavonic cultures. Moscow: Languages of slavonic cultures. (section on Severnaia Oblast)
Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B. S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 569.