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// ГЛАВЛИТ // Главное управление по делам литературы и издательств Народного комиссариата просвещения РСФСР // Glavnoe upravlenie po delam literatury i izdatel'stv Narodnogo komisariata prosvesshcheniia RSFSR // Main Administration for Literature and Publishing of the People's Commissariat for Education RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)

Censorship over the Soviet media was carried out under the agency Glavlit. Founded in 1922, it dictated ultimate editorial authority over printed materials as well as other forms of communication. The agency ceased operations in 1991.