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// ОГИЗ // Объединение государственных книжно-журнальных издательств // Ob"edinenie gosudarstvennykh knizhno-zhurnal'nykh izdaltel'stv // Association of State Book-Magazine Publishing Houses

Ogiz was established in 1930 to centralize all publishing in the Soviet Union. It managed the publishing industry through a program of centralized planning, financing, procurement and technical guidance, in addition to handling the marketing of printed materials and training manuals.  Overseeing the work of Ogiz was Gosizdat, the State Publishing House of the USSR-- see Gosizdat entry on this page.