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Redizdat (Editorial and Publishing Department)

Редиздат (Редакционно-издательский отдел)

Redizdat (Editorial and Publishing Department) was established in 1921 by a decision of the Third Congress of the Communist International. It reported to the secretariat of the International’s Executive Committee. Redizdat was created to establish printing and publishing outlets in Soviet-controlled zones during the Russian Civil War. For example, the Ukrainian branch of Redizdat in concert with Narkomvoen (People's Commissariat for Military Affairs) printed over six million propaganda leaflets. By 1935, Redizdat was dissolved. In 1937, the entity was re-organized as the publishing department under Gidrometeoizdat (State Scientific and Technical Hydro-meteorological Publishing House).


Velychenko, S. (2019). Propaganda in revolutionary Ukraine: Leaflets, pamphlets, and cartoons, 1917-1922. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (p. 216, printing count in Ukraine via Redizdat).
Piatnitskii, V. I. (1998). Zagovor protiv Stalina. Moskva: Izd. Sovremennik. (p. 153 Redizdat summary quoting 1921 as formation date)
Mikhaylov, A.N. (1974). 40th Anniversary of Gidrometeoizdat. Meteorlogiya i Gidrologiya 1(2), 3-8. (qtd. in Meteorology and Hydrology No. 1. (1974). U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Joint Publications Research Service).