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Standardization and Rationalization Publishing House, Moscow

Государственное издательство стандартизация и рационализация, Москва

The publishing house for the Bureau of Standardization and Rationalization was located near Il’inka Street at 26 Rybnyi Lane in Moscow. It disseminated literature and information on mechanical and industrial standards. In 1929, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR began a program of reforming the nation’s industrial sectors. As part of the program, a Bureau of Standardization and Rationalization was formed within the Supreme Soviet of National Economy (VSNKh) by merging the Scientific-Technical Administration with the Planning-Economic Administration. The new bureau was tasked with coordinating technical policies, supervising research and exchanging information on standardization and rationalization within the USSR and abroad.


Rosenberg, W. G., Siegelbaum, L. H. (1993). Social dimensions of Soviet industrialization. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (General history of Soviet industrialization plans in the 1920s-1930s)
Beissinger, M. R. (1988). Scientific management, socialist discipline, and Soviet power. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. (General history of the Bureau of Standardization and Rationalization)
Gosudarstvennaiа planovaiа komissiiа. (1933). Rekonstruktsiiа gorodov SSSR. Moskva: Gos. izd-vo Standartizatsiia i ratsionalizatsiia. (Bureau address listed in Moscow)