Vladimir Groman

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Vladimir Gustavovich Groman, (Владимир Густавович Громан), (1874 - 1940) was a Menshevik economist active in Gosplan.

Groman was the son of a German father and Russian mother. He joined the Mensheviks in 1905. He was exiled to Tver Oblast where he developed his statistical methods.

First World War[edit]

Groman was concerned with rising food prices which started following the outbreak of the First World War. He was involved in the 'Committee to Study the Current High Prices' set up by the Chuprov Society. In 1915 the Tsarist authorities were concerned about the disorganisation of the economy and set up the Special Committee on Food, to which Gorman was appointed as representative of the Union of Cities.[1]

Russian Revolution[edit]

Following the February Revolution he started work on developing a national economic plan. In 1922 he joined Gosplan, where he collaborated closely with Vladimir Bazarov.[2]

Groman was responsible for proposing the foundation of the All-Russian Food-Supply Council of Ten which provided politically neutral institution to manage food supply.[3]

Groman was arrested in 1930 and was put on trial in 1931 as part of the 1931 Menshevik Trial.[2]


  1. ^ Jasny, Naum (2008). Soviet Economists of the Twenties: Names to be Remembered. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ a b McCauley, Martin (1997). Who's Who in Russia Since 1900. Routledge. 
  3. ^ "Who's Who of Russian History and Current Events". Perspectives on World History and Current Events. Retrieved 14 December 2013.