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GUBLIT

// ГУБЛИТ // Губернский отдел литературы и издательств // Gubernskii otdel literatury i isdatel'stv // Provincial Department of Literature and Publishing Houses

Gublit was the provincial office of Glavlit, (Glavnoe upravlenie po delam literatury i izdatel'stv narodnogo komisariata prosvesshcheniia RSFSR), the Main administration for literature and publishing of the People's Commissariat for Education of the RSFSR founded in 1922. Gublit offices were censorship administrations in the provinces and party committees oversaw each administration.  Gublit is also referred to in English-language publications as the Regional Office of Literary Affairs.