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DETGIZ

// ДЕТГИЗ // Детское Государственное Издательство // Detskoe Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo // Children's State Book Publishing House

Founded in 1933 following a consolidation of children's publishing entities; the State Children's Publishing House maintained offices in Moscow and in Leningrad. With the exception of scholastic materials, Detgiz published the entirety of children's literature in the USSR. The entity was tasked with creating books for children that were innovative in form and in content while being instructive and faithful to the works of fiction it reproduced.  Output at Detgiz was enormous. For example, in 1960 its press ran 627 titles in an aggregate print run of 124,326,000 in addition to turning out books in 57 languages of the USSR and in another 20 foreign language titles that were sent abroad. In 1991 Detgiz was divided into a Moscow department (Detskaya Literatura) and a Saint Petersburg department (Lyceum).