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// ГЛАВПОЛИГРАФИЗДАТ // Главное управление по делам полиграфической промышленности, издательств и книжной торговли // Glavnoe upravlenie po delam poligraficheskoi promyshlennosti, izdatel'stv i knizhnoi torgovli // Main Directorate of Printing Plants, Publishing Houses and Book Trade

In 1949, by a directive from the Council of Ministers of the USSR, management of the book and printing trades was placed under the auspices of Glavpoligrafizdat and remained there until about 1953. Its offices and plant were located in Leningrad. In 1949, all functions of the Association of State Publishing Houses, or OGIZ, were transferred to Glavpoligrafizdat.  See OGIZ, for information about its history.